After a seven-week "corona break", the Bach House in Johann Sebastian Bach's native Eisenach has been open to visitors again since 4 May. The museum café is also back in operation. The garden belonging to the museum can also be used by visitors without any special restrictions. The hourly live-concerts on historic instruments are taking place as usual. However, the museum had to restrict the audience to 20 persons at most, as they have to ensure a minimum distance of 1.5 mtrs between unrelated guests. All headphones had to be removed from the listening stations. However, the visitors can listen to all of the pieces with their own headphones or smartphone.
Visitors to the Bachhaus can currently still see the special exhibition "Picture Puzzles", which has now been extended due to the interruption. It deals with the numerous dubious Bach portraits, or those that are considered fake today, which nevertheless continue to shape the image of Bach today.
The Bach house Eisenach in Thuringia presents one of the most important exhibitions on the life and music of Johann Sebastian Bach with over 250 original exhibits on 600 square meters.
The first violin part of the chorale "Wer hat dich so geschlagen" from Bach's St. Matthew Passion, conducted by Mendelssohn in Leipzig in 1841, was long considered lost, along with other performance material. However, unrecognized for decades the music hung on the living room wall of a collector in Baden-Württemberg. After Bachaus director Jörg Hansen identified the piece during a visit in 2019, the collector has now donated the valuable artefact to the Bachhaus Eisenach, where it will be on display from now on.
Frauenplan 21, 99817 Eisenach
Since May 4, 2020, the museum has resumed its exhibition operations, taking into account the necessary hygiene protection measures.Due to the renewed lockdown, the Bachhaus will close for the period from November 2 to 29, 2020.