A trip to Johann Sebastian Bach's homeland: Of course, you shouldn't miss the Bachhaus and the Bach Museum in Eisenach, Thuringia.
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Journey, Travel, trip, vacation … and, of course, Johann Sebastian Bach … these were your keywords which you put in the search bar at Google or YouTube? Welcome. On this page of my website, I will introduce the most exciting options to travel to "Bach Country", to make a trip to the “Land of the Bache” and to make the most of your vacation in the subject of Johann Sebastian Bach and the Bach family of musicians. Make a tour with the two Bachs with their Bach mission first here on this page ... and discover the options to for a journey to the Thomas Cantor and Royal Polish and Electoral Saxon Court Composer. These travel trips start with the least costly option – which is exploring the recommendations of my husband, who is related to Johann Sebastian – and you take advantage – with his hints – to get to the perfect places at every Bach spot on your own. Next is a guided musical bike tour with two connoisseurs of the Bach subject and Bach’s music works in particular. Third option is to guide you two the most scientific offers on the market – a German travel agency and a UK travel agency, via more specific offers on the market like Christian tours, Bible Tours, Musical tours. Next is introducing you to specialties like booking tours with guides in costumes, like Mr. Schuchart in Leipzig offers them. The most exclusive offer ends your options, but is – no doubt – the most expensive, the most exclusive and the most personal possibility to create a lifelong memory of a vacation, which actually money can’t pay. In this case, however, it can!
That much upfront, please note in particular, that the offer of us – of my husband and of me together – to guide you is indeed exorbitant costly. However, with a decision for that, you support the mission, to spread the knowledge about the Bach family and Bach’s life music work most especially. It is definitely meant for wealthy US Citizens, Chinese, Japanese, Russians or folks from the Middle East.
What has the Wachsenburg to do with Johann Sebastian Bach? Actually ... nothing. However, a journey with the Bachs in their Bach mission comes with the option to have dinner or to lodge at such impressing places.
There are three options to travel “with” the support of Peter Bach Jr. and Renate Bach. First get real huge information on the matching special page on Peter’s website “Bach on Bach”, which is one half of the Johann-Sebastian Bach mission of both Bach’. Click here for two rankings, how to make most of your time and money. You get more information in the pictures section and in the “Bach cities and Bach places + Bach monuments” section. To support your Bach adventure, the perfect book recommendation might be helpful. Alternatively, you will find professional travel specialists on the lower part of the above-mentioned website page. There are Musical Trips, there are Educational Trips and some more related to the theme of Bach. There is even a Travel Agency, just two musical ladies, that offer romantic music bicycle trips in Thuringia, the heart of all Bach locations. There are English operated travel agency offers and German companies. Of course, the service is in English. However, you do have to check, whether they offer tours in more languages.
Plus there is also something unique! You won’t find one single person more on this planet, where you can decide for such a life memory special Bach trip. Go on reading below the picture.
A trip to Bach. We guess, for those who travel in the matter of Johann Sebastian Bach, Wechmar as the place where everything started with the greatest family of musicians on the planet and all time, is worth a visit.
No ... it's no option to rent this bus for our common trip. In addition, it wouldn't be a convenient idea anyway. However, if you are thrilled by this possibility, this vehicle can be your and our option for a sightseeing tour through Weimar. By the way: I have changed the license plate from the original one to my license plate. That is for data privacy protection, and I have no problem with that. Another option in Weimar would be with a two horsepower vehicle (... picture below).
Do you see the Bach monument? It's between the two tree trunks. It's tiny!
With “Bach 4 You” and its owner Renate Bach plus the „Bach on Bach“ author Peter Bach, Jr. you meanwhile know, that you always get information to the point. On the one hand. On the other hand, you get much detailed information, too. Plus, answering the question in the headline. No it's not the most expensive offer: The whole Bach postage stamp collection is even more expensive. Learn more in the oncoming sections.
A trip to Bach: Please read what the Johann Sebastian Bach mission of Renate and Peter Bach, Jr is all about.
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To the point … and that fast. Because we don’t want to waste your time. What kind of offer is the common trip with the two members of the Bach family of musicians actually? It is a project to finance a next and new sort of Bach museum - "The Bach Hall of Fame" - somewhere on the planet. Maybe in Germany, maybe in the US, maybe in China, in Japan or in one of the new entertainment hot spots in the Middle East, the United Arab Emirates.
With your money, you support our common mission to spread the knowledge about Bach’s Life and About Bach’s music work. Fact is, that publishing house owner Renate Bach and author Peter Bach, Jr. don’t have that much time, to organize and to accompany trips to “Bach country” to offer that at a market common price tag. They both are not yet retired. Just one more minute read, and you learn about the price tag.
A trip to Bach. Are you an organist? And you would love to play the very organ, which was played at the wedding of Johann Sebastian Bach and Maria Barbara Bach? We might make it come true.
For most of the 7.9 billion humans on this planet, the “Bach on Bach” project provides huge information, how to plan a trip to the homeland of Johann Sebastian Bach. You probably came from this page. If not, you get there with a click here. Travel agencies which specialize, both English companies and German specialists are mentioned, you find travel read in the matching corner of the website or with a click here. And there are many insider tips, how to make the most of your visit in Germany and in the “Land of the Bache”. Beyond that, neither I nor Peter have the knowledge to guide such a tour as a tour guide. It’s just not our cup of tea. But we can buy such service! The whopping honorarium to hire the two of us is a flat 5,000 Euro. Please check here, what that is in Dollars or your currency, today and that may and will vary.
A trip to Bach. This very first Bach monument is located just 10 seconds of the most famous Bach monument below. On foot.
A trip to Bach. One of the two most impressing Bach monuments all over the world.
You feel € 5,000 is way too much? Arrogant? Unbelievable? An impertinence? And that is to say without the flight tickets included, the hotel cost, food, entrance fees and more stuff, which will develop as late as we expand the text of this offer. You are right, we agree, it is sort of arrogant. However, it’s an offer, that money can’t buy. Actually. In this case, it can do it.
It's like with the one and only complete collection of Bach postage stamps. The matching price tag for it is only related to the mission's goal. It doesn't mirror the value of the paper. Not even the value of the combined single prices. It's an exclusive gift for maybe only one or two folks on this planet. To his or her father, grandpa or child. For us, it helps to spread the knowledge and the music work of the master from Thuringia. By the way: There is a likable typo on the stamp above. It's Eisenach, not Eisenbach.
What a shame. This is the Bachhaus, where Bach lived for nine years. Plus, two sons of Johann Sebastian and Maria Barbara were born. It was torn down. So this location is famous. Related to two great composers plus the most adored musician and composer on the planet. The place is still empty, it's a parking lot meanwhile, and the worst case scenario – the building of a house with no connection to the later Thomas Cantor – has not yet happened.
How embarrassing. That is how a "World Cultural Capital" handles the most famous musician and composer and two famous sons, more than two decades after the fall of the wall in Germany. It is still a parking lot and the threat is, that in the case of a commercial disaster the option is gone without embedding the cultural heritage and obligation. Some many options would be possible. Enlarge the neighboring hotel and adding a generous underground parking garage, is just one of many options, which would serve all needs of the participating parties, whoever that might be. Accidents are the threat, may be too much A+ culture is the sleeping pill.
The Hotel "Kronprinz" on the left, Bach's home in Weimar. The city hall in the background.
Renate and Peter Bach, Jr are both working in the tourism industry for more than 40 years, and the specialty that comes with this offer is a combination of three factors. First, they both know how to make the most of a trip to the Land of the Bache. Concerts, specialized tour guides in the field in all languages, exclusive lodging offers and special events are a part of the “program”. Next is the exclusive situation, to have a great time together with two members of the family of musician. You can’t get more “Bach for your time and money”. Next is a more than exclusive travel in luxury cars, the high speed train ICE in Germany and you can decide, whether you want to do a 5-day trip, a 4-day trip or a 7-day trip. Whether you are a group of 5, or 7 or 12. Whether you want to travel in May, in June or in September. And you are free to change and to cancel the whole adventure. No risk. Same price tag. Finally, you get a personal book and a personal video with narration and music and your own internet website (publicly hidden or public; both if you want), in which you play the leading role. The book comes in as many copies as you are in your group, or less. For these three options, Peter Bach jr. is the perfect artist, as he did such productions for a lifetime and for a living. He is a photographer, he knows how to create text, he is a pro. And I am the specialist in graphic and a computer nerd. It all starts with a personal pick-up at the Frankfurt Airport, some 130 miles East, a first class railway trip or an exclusive limo pickup. Your choice.
Play the organ at a Bach location, get special tours in a Bach museum, listen to a local classical chorus, listen to your favorite Bach work in the St. Thomas Church in Leipzig. You will have the option to experience a few of original Bach documents as close as one inch, or touch it with white gloves on. Experience a tour with a guide in Bach’s costume. Get exclusive tours in the smaller – but not less important – Bach locations.
A trip to Bach. Let's make the most of it together. This is Mühlhausen, the so-called "City of Towers and Gates".
You decide whether you want to embed the “most Bach, that is possible” in your daily schedule, which means we start early in the morning to squeeze as much in the day as possible, or you prefer it easy going, that is breakfast at 10:00 o’clock and after that there is only one or two attractions on the plan. It’s your vacation, it’s your decision. Peter and I know, how to decide on which location is next to make the most of a 4 or 5 or 6 or 8-day trip. We both know where you get “the most Bach for your time and money”.
A Trip to Bach. We know where to find the best spots.
Peter and I worked with a cruise line and a travel agency for clients, who wanted the full “no-sorrows-package”. Of course, we as Germans know where to buy a sweater, if you forgot one, and you don’t want to waste a half day. Actually, we both know where to buy everything you might need to buy ... far away from home. A special challenge is, always, when it comes to health issues. In a foreign country, you feel lost soon. The language barrier, the health system is different, it might become a disaster. Not on this trip with us Bachs.
A trip to Bach. You are excited by the idea of lodging in a castle or in a palace? We can make that come true. However, not in the palace above in the Bach city of Gotha.
If money plays no role, the most original place to sleep are an option. We know castles and palaces which provide one more experience to the already unforgettable vacation. On the other hand, we are capable to find special hotels, like with no stairs, a restaurant “on board”, exclusive or reasonable. And the food: Experience a variety of special ideas. Such is a sample order: you get just one fork of a meal and decide what you want as a whole meal. That avoids local specialty disappointments, or you dine in a one or two-star restaurant. Or you decide for a meal in a medieval surrounding. However, you will be able to try out German, or better Thuringia brats, too. If you like them, you order two, if you do not, we know something different.
A trip to Bach. The city above is Lübeck. A real Bach city. However, read on the "Bach on Bach" travel page, why there is "not that much related Bach" to discover.
We hire guides that do a way better job at the Bach location of our choice than Peter and Renate can do. That means, Peter and Renate are guests in that time too. And it’s the time, when those photos come into being, which you will find later on your personal website, video and photo book to share it at home to make everybody jealous. By the way, there are already tons of photos existing, which will be the foundation for the personalized sections.
A trip to Bach. Dresden is Bach city, however in the category D. If you like, this would be a breathtaking destination if you are aware, that Bach was only performing here several times.
This Bach tour is so individual, that you can even change your plans at the very location and on the same day. If you didn’t know, how much there is to experience, we just stay there longer than we have planned it. Of course, that has to match to the hired persons or artists. If somebody is waiting for us at the same location, we have two options: either to cancel it without replacement or we are there on time. The same is true, if you want to visit a place with just two highlights. If you are happy, we board the vehicle or vehicles and leave to squeeze in something more.
A trip to Bach. Of course, your Bach adventure may continue. Somewhere in Germany, or somewhere in Europe. That is where your trip gets even more adventurous, as we can't help with that anymore.
There is one more option, which depends on your preference. There is a possibility to save much time each day of your trip, if we don't have to return to our central location, the hotel where you lodge during your whole Bach adventure. That is then possible if you decide on a little inconvenience. After our common dinner you sleep and on the next morning, you pack all your belongings and never see this place again. So our common next destination will also be our city, where we spend the night. On the other hand, that is much more stress and your trip will be a vacation "out of your suitcase". This is the option for those who want to make the most of their Bach tour. Of course, we may "pack more Bach into the day".
The second option is deciding on a hotel which is best for staring a day trip in the morning and returning either in the late afternoon or in the early evening. No doubt, that is more convenient and more relaxing.
We experienced both, and it's up to you to decide, whether you prefer your trip as an educational experience or an entertaining journey with an additional relaxation time.
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A trip to Bach. Of course, you get your favorite Bach calendar, and that is to say as many copies as there are traveling persons in your company.
A Bach calendar and the tiniest Bach figure, hand-made in the Erzgebirge (Ore Mountains).
A really challenging Bach calendar and the small Bach figure.
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