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Guide to Bach Tour: Main Page | Life History of J.S. Bach | Performance Dates of Bach’s Vocal Works | Maps | Route Suggestions | Discussions
Maps of Bach Places | Videos of Bach Places | Symbols (Coats of Arms) of Bach Places | Organs in Bach Places
Places: Altenburg | Ammern | Arnstadt | Bad Berka | Berlin | Brandenburg | Bückeburg | Celle | Collmen | Dörna | Dornheim | Dresden | Eisenach | Erfurt | Gehren | Gera | Gotha | Halle | Hamburg | Heiligengrabe | Jena | Karlsbad | Kassel | Kleinzschocher | Köthen | Langewiesen | Leipzig | Lübeck | Lüneburg | Meiningen | Merseburg | Mühlhausen | Naumburg | Ohrdruf | Pomßen | Potsdam | Ronneburg | Sangerhausen | Schleiz | Stöntzsch | Störmthal | Taubach | Wechmar | Weimar | Weißenfels | Weißensee | Wiederau | Zeitz | Zerbst | Zschortau

Guide to Bach Tour - Main Page

The Guide to Bach Tour is a section of the Bach Cantatas Website (BCW), which contains information about every place associated with Bach: [L] = Places J.S. Bach lived in · [V] = Places Bach visited · [F] = Bach family places. The Guide can also be used for planning a Bach Tour.
The Guide contains: Life history of J.S. Bach; Maps; Page/s for each place, 50 in total, including: Description and history of the place and its Bach connection, Relevant events in life history of J.S. Bach, Performance dates of J.S. Bach’s vocal works, Features of interest, Information & links, Photos, Maps; Recommended routes.
If you would like to contribute written material, photos, maps, etc, and/ or find any errors, please send it to me in accordance with the guidelines at:
How to contribute.

Contents

Life History of J.S. Bach | Performance Dates of J.S. Bach’s Vocal Works | Maps | Places associated with Bach | Route Suggestions | Symbols | Links | Sources | Discussions of Bach Tour

Maps of Places associated with Bach
Videos of Places associated with Bach
Symbols (Coats of Arms) of Places associated with Bach
Organs in Places associated with Bach

Places associated with Bach

Place

Region

Activities

Photos

Maps

Altenburg

Thuringia

[V]

Photos: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Town Guide

Maps

Ammern

Thuringia

[V]

Photos: Part 1 | Part 2

Maps

Arnstadt

Thuringia

[L] [F]

Photos: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Town Guide | On the trail of J.S. Bach

Maps

Bad Berka

Thuringia

[V]

Photos: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

Maps

Berlin

Berlin

[V] [F]

Photos: Part 1 | Part 2

Maps

Brandenburg

Brandenburg

 

Photos

Maps

Bückeburg

Lower Saxony

[F]

Photos: Part 1 | Part 2

Maps

Celle

Lower Saxony

 

Photos: Part 1 | Part 2

Maps

Collmen

Saxony

[V]

Photos

Maps

Dörna

Thuringia

   

Maps

Dornheim

Thuringia

[V]

Photos: Part 1 | Part 2

Maps

Dresden

Saxony

[V]

Photos: Part 1 | Part 2

Maps

Eisenach

Thuringia

[L] [F]

Photos: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | City Guide | The Bach House Eisenach

Maps

Erfurt

Thuringia

[V] [F]

Photos: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | City Guide

Maps

Gehren

Thuringia

[F]

Photos

Maps

Gera

Thuringia

[V]

Photos: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

Maps

Gotha

Thuringia

[V]

Photos: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

Maps

Halle (Saale)

Saxony-Anhalt

[V] [F]

Photos | City Guide

Maps

Hamburg

Hamburg

[V] [F]

Photos: Part 1 | Part 2

Maps

Heiligengrabe

Brandenburg

[V]

Photos

Maps

Jena

Thuringia

[F]

Photos: Part 1 | Part 2

Maps

Karlsbad

Bohemia

[V]

Photos: Part 1 | Part 2

Maps

Kassel

Hessen

[V]

Photos: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | City Guide

Maps

Kleinzschocher

Saxony

[V]

Photos: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

Maps

Köthen (Anhalt)

Saxony-Anhalt

[L] [V]

Photos: Part 1 | Part 2 | Bach in Köthen

Maps

Langewiesen

Thuringia

[V]

Photos: Part 1 | Part 2

Maps

Leipzig

Saxony

[L] [V] [F]

Photos: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8:

Maps

Lübeck

Schlezwig-Holstein

[V]

Photos: Part 1 | Part 2

Maps

Lüneburg

Lower Saxony

[L]

Photos: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

Maps

Meiningen

Thuringia

[F]

Photos: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

Maps

Merseburg

Saxony-Anhalt

[V]

Photos

Maps

Mühlhausen

Thuringia

[L] [V] [F]

Photos: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

Maps

Naumburg

Saxony-Anhalt

[V] [F]

Photos: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

Maps

Ohrdruf

Thuringia

[L] [F]

Photos: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

Maps

Pomßen

Saxony

[V]

Photos: Part 1 | Part 2

Maps

Potsdam

Brandenburg

[V]

Photos: Part 1 | Part 2

Maps

Ronneburg

Thuringia

[V]

Photos: Part 1 | Part 2

Maps

Sangerhausen

Saxony-Anhalt

[V] [F]

PhotosL Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

Maps

Schleiz

Thuringia

[V]

Photos: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

Maps

Stöntzsch

Saxony

[V]

Photos: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3: Hohnstein

Maps

Störmthal

Saxony

[V]

Photos: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

Maps

Taubach

Thuringia

[V]

Photos: Part 1 | Part 2

Maps

Wechmar

Thuringia

[F]

Photos: Part 1 | Part 2

Maps

Weimar

Thuringia

[L] [F]

Photos: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3:

Maps

Weißenfels

Saxony-Anhalt

[V]

Photos: Part 1 | Part 2

Maps

Weißensee

Thuringia

[V]

Photos: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

Maps

Wiederau

Brandenburg

[V]

Photos: Part 1 | Part 2

Maps

Zeitz

Saxony-Anhalt

[F]

Photos: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 Town Guide

Maps

Zerbst

Saxony-Anhalt

[V]

Photos: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Town Guide

Maps

Zschortau

Saxony

[V]

Photos: Part 1 | Part 2

Maps

         

Symbols

[L] = Places J.S. Bach lived in
[V] = Places Bach visited
[F] = Bach family places

 

Links

Performance Dates of J.S. Bach’s Vocal Works
Discussions of Bach Tour
The J.S. Bach Tourist (Jan Koster)
On the traces of J.S. Bach (Germany Tourism) [N/A]
J.S. Bach – Biographie (Martin Schlu) [German]
J.S. Bach Education & Career (Timothy A. Smith)
Leipzig Bach Festival [N/A]
Bach Organs from August 2002 trip to Germany (Gregory Savord)
Bach and the Cities of Germany (Joy Schroeder - Michigan University)
Op het spoor van Bach [Dutch]

See also links for each of the places associated with Bach in the place pages above.

 

Sources

a. Christoph Wolff: Johann Sebastian Bach - The Learned Musician (W.E. Norton & Company, 2000)
b. Malcolm Boyd (Editor): Oxford Composer Companion - J.S. Bach (Oxford University Press, 1999)
c. Hans T. David & Arthur Mendel (editors): The Bach Reader (J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., revised edition, 1966)
d. Stanley Sadie (editor): The New Grove Bach Family (Papermac MacMillan London, 1983)
e. Martin Petzoldt: Bachstäten Ein Reiseführer zu Johann Sebastian Bach (Insel Verlag, 2000)
f. Reisewege zu Bach - Travelling Ways to Bach (Michael Imhof Verlag, 2003)
g. Article ‘A tour in the footsteps of Johann Sebastian’ by Noa Blass (‘Musica’ magazine, October 1987)
h. Various brochures & leaflets from Thuringia’s Tourist Information Offices (1999)
i. Personal knowledge from two Bach Tours in Germany: the 1st, in October 1999, included visit to 17 towns & villages connected to J.S. Bach; the 2nd, in May 2004, included 40 places (Aryeh Oron)
j. Websites of places associated with Bach (see links section in the pages dedicated to each place)
k. Tourist guides, such as Michelin - The Green Guide: Germany (2000) & Lonely Planet: Germany (2002)

 

Prepared by Aryeh Oron (October 2003 - March 2011)

Guide to Bach Tour: Main Page | Life History of J.S. Bach | Performance Dates of Bach’s Vocal Works | Maps | Route Suggestions | Discussions
Maps of Bach Places | Videos of Bach Places | Symbols (Coats of Arms) of Bach Places | Organs in Bach Places
Places: Altenburg | Ammern | Arnstadt | Bad Berka | Berlin | Brandenburg | Bückeburg | Celle | Collmen | Dörna | Dornheim | Dresden | Eisenach | Erfurt | Gehren | Gera | Gotha | Halle | Hamburg | Heiligengrabe | Jena | Karlsbad | Kassel | Kleinzschocher | Köthen | Langewiesen | Leipzig | Lübeck | Lüneburg | Meiningen | Merseburg | Mühlhausen | Naumburg | Ohrdruf | Pomßen | Potsdam | Ronneburg | Sangerhausen | Schleiz | Stöntzsch | Störmthal | Taubach | Wechmar | Weimar | Weißenfels | Weißensee | Wiederau | Zeitz | Zerbst | Zschortau

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