TOUR TO THE KÖTHEN BACH FESTIVAL: LEIPZIG – KÖTHEN

LEIPZIG-KÖTHEN, 75 KM

On this journey, you will experience all the locations where Bach perfected his skill: We will accompany you via Leipzig and Halle to Köthen, where he had an excellent court orchestra at the palace of Count Leopold that inspired him to compose his now famous virtuosic instrumental music. The festival “Köthener Bachfesttage” pays tribute to this highlight of Bach’s oeuvre with a range of unconventional concerts in and around Bach’s places of activity in the Anhalt residence town.

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ITINERARY:

DAY 1, INDIVIDUAL ARRIVAL AND LEIPZIG

We meet at the hotel in Leipzig at 1 pm. Johann Sebastian Bach spent the second half of his life here. After an extensive tour around the city’s many Bach sites there is an opportunity to visit the Bach Museum.

 

DAY 2, LEIPZIG – HALLE A.D. SAALE, 40 KM

In the morning we start cycling. We leave Leipzig behind and cycle along the dikes of the river White Elster, including a swimming stop at a lake if the weather is nice, until we reach the city center of Halle. Here, we visit the Museum of the eldest Bach son, Wilhelm Friedemann-Bach-House, and the Handel-House, Handel being one famous Bach contemporary.

 

DAY 3, HALLE A.D. SAALE – KÖTHEN, 35 KM

We continue to the second stage of the trip to the residential city of Köthen. If the weather allows, we stop off at a lake. In the evening we are visiting a concert of Köthener Bachfesttage. See the complete festival program here.

 

DAY 4, KÖTHENER BACHFESTTAGE

We will discover Bach’s traces during a tour of the city. Afterwards you can discover the Bach exhibition at City Palace Köthen individually. We finish our tour with the final concert of the Köthener Bachfesttage. In the evening we will have a special baroque dinner like in Bach`s time, allowing you to enjoy the end of the baroque journey culinarily.

 

DAY 5, INDIVIDUAL DEPARTURE

After breakfast, everyone will embark on their individual 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:

  • 4 nights at mid-range hotels incl. breakfast
  • lunch packs or picnics (on cycling days)
  • 1 dinner on the last day in Köthen (Bach Menu)
  • Guided Tour
  • Luggage transport from first to last hotel
  • all entrance fees to museums and churches: Bach Museum Leipzig, Wilhelm-Friedemann-Bach-House Halle, Handel-HouseHalle, City Palace Köthen
  • City tours in Leipzig, Köthen
  • Concerts of Köthener Bachfesttage:
  • List of equipment

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PRICES:

Double room per Person: 1090,- €

Single room supplement: 130,- €

Optional extras:

  • Rental touring bike or rental e-bike, including delivery to first and pick-up from last hotel: 100,- € / 130,- €

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.

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EISENACH

Stadtführung
Bachhaus
Bachdenkmal
Georgenkirche
Lateinschule



 

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GOTHA

GOTHA

Schloss Friedenstein

 
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Mühlhausen

Mühlhausen

Stadtführung

Orgelmusik in Divi Blasii Kirche

Marienkirche

Stadtarchiv

Bachdenkmal

Mühlhausen City

 
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WECHMAR

WECHMAR

Führung im Bach-Stammhaus

Führung durch die Obermühle

wechmar

 
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OHRDRUF

Michaeliskirchturm mit Führung
ArchivSchloss Ehrenstein
Bachdenkmal

ohrdruf

 
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ARNSTADT

Stadtführung
BachhausBachkirche mit Orgelmusik und Einführung in die Geschichte der Kirche Bachdenkmal
Bach ChurchAusstellung im Schlossmuseum

arnstadt

 
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DORNHEIM

Traukirche mit Führung

dornheim

 
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ERFURT

Wohnhaus der Eltern J.S. Bach
Kaufmannskirche
Krämerbrücke

erfurt

 
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WEIMAR

Stadtführung
Bachdenkmal
Stadtkirche St. Peter und Paul
Stadtschloss

weimar

 
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NAUMBURG

Hildebrandt-Orgel in St. Wenzel mit Orgelführung- und Konzert

naumberg

 
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WEIßENFELS
Jägerhof
Schlosskapelle im Schloss Neu-Augustusburg
Heinrich-Schütz-Haus

weisenfels

 
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WIEDERAU

Barockschloss Wiederau

wiederau

 
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LEIPZIG

Ehemaliges Rittergut Kleinzschocher Stadtführung

Thomaskirche
Bachmuseum
Bachdenkmäler
Bachzimmer im Alten Rathaus
Alter Friedhof
Nikolaikirche

leipzig

 
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HALLE
 

Wilhelm-Friedemann-Bach-Haus

Händel-Haus
Liebfrauenkirche

halle

 
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KÖTHEN

Stadtführung

Schlossmuseum
Bachdenkmal
Kirche St. Agnes
Gedenkstein Maria Barbara Bach

kothen

 
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EISENACH

city tour

Bachhaus

Bach monument

St. George´s Church

Latin school

 



 

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GOTHA

Friedenstein Castle

 
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Mühlhausen

city tour

organ music in Church Divi Blasii

St. Mary´s Church

city hall-archive

Bach monument

Mühlhausen City

 
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WECHMAR

guided tour Bachstammhaus Wechmar

guided tour Bach-Mill

wechmar

 
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OHRDRUF

guided tour Michaelis Church Ohrdruf with archive

Ehrenstein castle

Bach monument

ohrdruf

 
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ARNSTADT

City tour

Bachhaus

Organ tour and concert Bach Church

Palace Museum

arnstadt

 
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DORNHEIM

Guided tour Bach Wedding Church

dornheim

 
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ERFURT

House of Bach´s parents

Merchants´ Church

Krämerbrücke

erfurt

 
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WEIMAR

City tour

Bach monument

Church St. Peter and Paul

City castle

weimar

 
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NAUMBURG

Organ tour and concert St. Wenzel Naumburg, Hildebrandt organ

naumberg

 
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WEIßENFELS

Jägerhof

Chapel of Neu-Augustusburg Castle

Heinrich Schütz House

weisenfels

 
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LEIPZIG

Former court Kleinzschocher

St. Thomas Church

Bach museum

Bach monuments

Bach-room Altes Rathaus

Old cemetary

St. Nicholas Church

leipzig

 
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WIEDERAU

Baroque Castle Wiederau

wiederau

 
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HALLE

Wilhelm-Friedemann-Bach House

Händel House

Market Church

halle

 
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KÖTHEN

City tour

Palace Museum

Bach monument

St. Agnes Church

Gedenkstein Maria Barbara Bach/ Maria Barbara Bach Memorial

kothen

 
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