Cancellation and new programme
Thuringia Bach Festival 2021

With deep regret we have to cancel the upcoming season of the Thuringia Bach Festival.

Unfortunately, under the given circumstances, it is neither realistic nor morally responsible to invite audiences to concerts again in just a few weeks, to have artists and our guests travel from near and far. Therefore, the planned concerts will be cancelled on the announced dates. We very much ask for your understanding.

In the meantime, of course we will do our best to be able to offer you outstanding Bach concerts at historic locations in the further course of the year. So we are very pleased to present a new calendar for the a postponed Thuringia Bach Festival in September. You can find all events here on our website - and you can also reserve tickets for these concerts now.

As we do not yet know the requirements for security and distancing in late summer, we have decided to accept only your reservation requests for the time being; regular ticket sales will most likely start later in spring.

Finally, we are also working on alternative offers for April, which can take place live or virtually, depending on the situation of the pandemic. We will publish details of this as soon as we know more about the situation at Easter.

Thuringia Bach Festival
Thuringia's great music festival

The Thuringia Bach Festival is the largest classical music festival in Thuringia. Specialising in baroque music and the performance of Johann Sebastian Bach’s works in authentic Bach locations in the state, the Festival exerts artistic and touristic pulling power, both in Germany and further afield.

The starting point for the Festival is the unique historic potential of the state of Thuringia. With the Bach house and baptismal church in Eisenach, the wedding church in Dornheim, the early workplaces in Muehlhausen, Arnstadt and Weimar as well as houses belonging to forbears in Erfurt and Wechmar, Thuringia possesses a wide range of authentic Bach locations.

Today the Thuringia Bach Festival is one of the most successful projects in the cultural landscape of central Germany which manages to combine the rich history of our state with the present in an ideal way. Since its re-foundation in 2005, the Bach Festival with its clear and innovative mission has earned great respect, both amongst specialist circles and from audiences.

Alongside the three week festival at Easter, the Thuringia Bach Festival organises selected events such as additional concerts and master classes. Johann Sebastian Bach’s music can be heard throughout the year in Thuringia and the Thuringia Bach Festival is its keenest ambassador.

Bachland Thuringia

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.

Explore the Bachland

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