Köthen - Court band master with Prince Leopold

1717-1723

As court conductor, Bach spent many eventful and productive years in the Imperial City in the service of the musically well-educated Prince Leopold. Famous works such as the Brandenburg Concertos and the first part of the Well-Tempered Clavier were created, and there were also significant changes in Bach's life. Köthen is where his first wife, Maria Barbara, lies buried; but it is also where his wedding with his second wife Anna Magdalena took place. Visitors travelling in Bach’s footsteps will discover great variety in this county seat with its lovingly restored Old Town. Be it the Bach Church of St. Agnus, the palace with its exhibitions or a concert at the event centre - this is where Bach can be experienced!






Köthen - Court band master with Prince Leopold