TOUR 6: PLEASANT WIEDERAU: SHORT TRIP TO LEIPZIG

NAUMBURG – LEIPZIG, 80 KM

Thursday, September 8 – Sunday, September 11, 2022, 4 days

On the occasion of its anniversary, the Bach by Bike Ensemble and the Cameata Lipsiensis on period instruments, conducted by Gregor Meyer, will perform the cantata BWV 30a “Pleasant Wiederau, rejoice in the meadows” at its original place Wiederau.we integrate this concert into a short cycle tour with 2 stages from Naumburg via Weißenfels and Wiederau to Leipzig. You will get to know the sounds of the pleasant meadows south of Leipzig with this festive cantate. Cycling along our favorite part of Saale cycling route, you will discover Bach’s places of work Naumburg and Weißenfels before enjoying the Bach-city Leipzig.

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Travel information Bach by Bike 2022

Registration Form Bach by Bike 2022

ITINERARY:

DAY 1, SELF ORGANIZED ARRIVAL AND NAUMBURG

We meet at 5 pm at the hotel in Naumburg. If you booked a rental bike, we already meet at 4.30 pm. After our welcoming, a guided tour of the famous Hildebrandt organ awaits us, which conveys the singularity of Bach’s sound ideal until today. Following this musical introduction, we will gather strength for the bike tour stages with an evening meal together.

 

DAY 2, NAUMBURG – WEIßENFELS, 20 KM

In the morning we visit the famous dome, UNESCO world heritage site, guided by Uta personally. On the tower, we will get to see the enormous arch construction, the historic bells from the 16. Century and the impressing view of the Saale-Unstrut area. After a short cycling stage, we have lunch at the Saale banks and keep on following the river until we reach Weißenfels. Here we visit the Heinrich Schütz House, museum of the great composer. Finally, we stop off to the sounds of Bach’s Hunting Cantata at the Jägerhof, the place it was performed for the first time. The evening is accompanied by the wine princess of vineyard Burgwerbern/Kriechau with a wine tasting.

 

DAY 3, WEIßENFELS – WIEDERAU – LEIPZIG, 60 KM

After a guided tour in the chapel of Neu-Augustusburg Weißenfels, we leave the Saale river and cycle on eastwards to little village Wiederau with its beautiful baroque castle. Here the cantata “Pleasant Wiederau, rejoice in the meadows” BWV 30a will be performed by the Bach by Bike Ensemble and Camerata Lipsiensis. During the concert, we and the villagers will explain about our connection to the history of the castle and this special cantate. In addition, a cantata by Georg Philipp Telemann will be premiered in modern times. Lunch, cake and coffee will be provided. The tour continues on the Elster bikeway through the Leipzig lake district to Leipzig. We spend the last evening together with a delicious dinner menu at our hotel Michaelis.

 

DAY 4, LEIPZIG AND DEPARTURE

In the morning, you can visit the service at St. Thomas Church with the famous Thomaner Choir. After an extensive tour around the city’s many Bach sites, there is an opportunity to visit the Bach Museum. At 5 pm, everyone will embark on their individual journey home. Alternatively, you can join our return shuttle to Naumburg.

 

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE TOUR 6 PLEASANT WIEDERAU

  • 3 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
  • Wine tasting at Jägerhof in Weißenfels
  • all entrance fees: Dome Naumburg, Heinrich-Schütz-Haus Weißenfels, Schlosskapelle Schloss Neu-Augustusburg Weißenfels, Bach Museum Leipzig
  • City tour in Leipzig
  • Organ tour and organ concert in St Wenzel Church Naumburg, Hildebrandt organ
  • Concert at Wiederau with the Bach by Bike Ensemble and Camerata Lipsiensis
  • Sheet music and information leaflets on Bach’s compositions
  • List of equipment

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PRICES:

Double room per Person: 740,- €

Single room supplement: 75,- €

 

Optional extras:

  • Rental touring bike or rental e-bike; all bikes include bike bags and locks: 85,- €/ 135,- €
  • Rental helmet: 12,- €
  • Return shuttle from Leipzig to Naumburg (incl. person, luggage and individual bike) on Sunday September 11, 2022 at 5 pm: upon request

 

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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