Wechmar - Home of Veit Bach, great-great-grandfather of Johann Sebastian Bach

Wechmar, the Bach family's ancestral town with its six original workplaces, is considered to be the cradle of the Bach family of musicians. Since 1994, the Bach ancestral house (Oberbackhaus) accommodates a Bach memorial site along with the Museum of the Thuringian Minstrels and Instrument Makers. In the courtyard you can see the largest genealogical tree of the Bach family.

Obermühle (restored to its 1685 condition) is the second workplace of Veit Bach (who died in Wechmar in 1619). The living quarters of the mill accommodate an original Thuringian wooden parlour from 1585.

Thuringia's oldest mixed school (Knaben- und Mägdelein-Schule) from 1738 has been preserved. This was where Ernst Christian Bach worked as cantor and boys' schoolteacher from 1777 to 1822. His work is a result of the Bach family's return to their roots in Wechmar.






Wechmar - Home of Veit Bach, great-great-grandfather of Johann Sebastian Bach