Thuringia Bach Festival (Thüringer Bachwochen)
The Thuringia Bach Festival is the largest festival of classical music in the Free State of Thuringia. Specialising in Baroque music and performing the works of Johann Sebastian Bach in authentic sites, the festival appeals to music lovers and tourists alike.
The state of Thuringia forms an ideal backdrop to the festival because of the unique role it played in the life of Johann Sebastian Bach. Thuringia is home to a wealth of authentic Bach sites, including the Bachhaus and Bach’s baptismal church in Eisenach, the church in Dornheim where he was married, Mühlhausen, Arnstadt and Weimar where he composed much of his early work, as well as his ancestral houses in Erfurt and Wechmar. These impressive settings provide a stage and an historical context for a series of ambitious concerts, which make up the programme of this festival.