Eisenach - The City of the Wartburg Castle and birthplace of Johann Sebastian Bach

1685 - 1695

Wartburg Castle, which has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1999, was once the residence of St. Elisabeth of Thuringia. This was where Martin Luther translated the New Testament and Richard Wagner was inspired to compose his opera "Tannhäuser". Martin Luther spent three years of his time at school in the house of the patrician Cotta family, which is now called Luther's House. In Eisenach, visitors can find traces of European music history. In Johann Sebastian Bach’s birthplace, four organists from his family worked at the Georgenkirche, in which he was christened. This was where Pachelbel played the organ and court band master Georg Philipp Telemann performed his religious works at the beginning of the 18th century.






Eisenach - The City of the Wartburg Castle and birthplace of Johann Sebastian Bach