PENTECOST TOUR TO CONCERT IN WEIßENFELS
HALLE – WEIßENFELS – NAUMBURG, 65 KM
On Pentecost weekend we invite you to a cycling tour to a wandering concert in Weißenfels. On the occasion of International Museum Day, the three city museums open their doors and are filled by the Bach by Bike Ensemble with music composed for and in Weißenfels by Bach and his predecessors and successors. We combine your visit to Weißenfels with a cycling tour along the beautiful Saale cycle path, where you will discover the organs of Halle, Merseburg and Naumburg.
DAY 1: INDIVIDUAL ARRIVAL AND HALLE/SAALE – WEIßENFELS, 45 KM
Upon your self-organized arrival, we meet at the Market Church at Halle/Saale at 12 pm. Here Johann Sebastian Bach examined the organ and was offered the position of the organist. His first son, Wilhelm-Friedemann, was the organist here for 18 years. During an organ tour we explore both organs in this fascinating church in the middle of the old town of Halle. Here our luggage transportation awaits you, so you can start the cycling tour only with your day-luggage. Leaving Halle, we cycle along the Saale River to Merseburg. At the famous Dome we will enjoy another organ tour at the impressive romantic Ladegast-Organ with its 5687 pipes. Come evening, we arrive at Weißenfels where we stop off to the sounds of Bach‘s Hunting Cantata at the Jägerhof, the place it was performed for the first time.
DAY 2, CONCERT IN WEIßENFELS
On Pentecost Sunday, the Bach by Bike Ensemble will perform at a walking-concert in cooperation with the Heinrich-Schütz-Haus and the other local museums of Weißenfels at the international museum day. You will listen to music composed for or in Weißenfels. Today, the bikes pause and we will walk through the small town with its rich musical history. We start off in the garden of the Novalis memorial museum, walk on to the second concert at Heinrich-Schütz-Haus and end the day at the castle church of Castle Neu-Augustusburg. Before and in between concerts, there is plenty of time to explore the museums individually.
DAY 3, WEIßENFELS – NAUMBURG, 18 KM
We say goodbye to Weißenfels and cycle beautiful 18 kilometers along the Saale-cycling-route to Naumburg. At 12 pm, an organ concert at the famous Hildebrandt-Organ in St. Wenzel awaits us. Bach examined this organ in 1746 and it is supposed to sound like his ideal wishes. After the concert the tour ends, and you will receive your luggage. You can then visit the Naumburg Dome individually and embark on your journey home. We wish all guests a safe journey home!
We have developed a sustainable tour concept and pay our tour guides, musicians and local partners fair wages.
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
- 2 nights at mid-range hotels incl. breakfast
- Guided tour
- Luggage transport
- All entrance fees to museums and churches: Halle Market Church, Dom Merseburg, Museum Weißenfels
- Organ tours in Halle Market Church, Merseburg Dome Ladegast-Organ, Naumburg St. Wenzel Hildebrandt-Organ
- Concert in Weißenfels
- List of equipment
PRICES: Double room per Person: 490,- €
Single room supplement: 60,- €
- Rental touring bike; including delivery/pick-up: 140,- €
- rental e-bike; including delivery/pick-up: 180,- €
GROUP SIZE AND MINIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: The minimum number of participants for our tours is 15. If the minimum number is not reached, we reserve the right to withdraw from the tour contract. The corresponding declaration must be sent to you at least 29 days before the scheduled beginning of the tour. The average group size is approximately 15 to 25 people.