TOUR TO THE KÖTHEN AUTUMN FESTIVAL (KÖTHENER HERBST)

Leipzig – Köthen (85 km)

September 2 – 5, 2021

 

DAY 1, INDIVIDUAL ARRIVAL AND LEIPZIG

We meet at the hotel in Leipzig at 11 am. In Leipzig, Johann Sebastian Bach spent the second half of his life. After an extensive tour around the city’s many Bach sites there is an opportunity to visit the Bach Museum and explore the city individually.

 

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

In the morning we start cycling, you will receive your rental bike at the hotel, if you booked one. We leave Leipzig behind and cycle along the dikes of the 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 George-Frederic-Handel- Museum, Handel being one famous Bach contemporary.

 

TAG 3, TAG 10, HALLE A.D. SAALE – KÖTHEN, 45 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. We spend the late afternoon discovering Bach’s traces during a tour of the city and will have a special surprise dinner. Afterwards, we listen to a concert in the city palace (Spiegelsaal) with sonatas for traverso and harpsichord by J. S. Bach.

(Further information about the festival here)

 

TAG 4, KÖTHENER HERBST AND INDIVIDUAL DEPARTURE

We begin the last day of our short tour with a festive church service in St. Agnus. At 11.30 am, we visit a second concert of the Köthen Autumn Festival in the chapel of the city palace. We finish our tour with the final concert of the festival in St. Jacob Church at 4 pm with Brandenburg Concertos and Bach cantatas played by Le Concert Lorrain. Afterwards everyone will embark on their individual journey home. Alternatively, you can contact us regarding an additional night in Köthen.

 

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

  • Nights at mid-range hotels incl. breakfast
  • lunch packs or picnics (on cycling days)
  • 1 dinner in Köthen
  • All entrance fees to museums and churches: Bach Museum Leipzig, George Frederic Handel Museum, Wilhelm-Friedemann-Bach-House, City Palace Köthen
  • City tours in Leipzig and Köthen
  • Eintritte in 3 Konzerte des Köthener Herbst:
    • Saturday, September 4, 2021, 8 pm: Chamber music with Marten Root, traverso and Menno van Delft, harpsichord, Spiegelsaal city palace
    • Sunday, September 5, 2021, 11.30 am: N. N. chapel city palace
    • Sunday, September 5, 2021, 4 pm: Brandenburg Concertos e. g. with Le Concert Lorrain, Church St. Jakob
  • Luggage transport from first to last hotel
  • Guided Tour
  • List of equipment
  • Sheet music and information leaflets on Bach’s compositions

 

PRICES: coming soon

Per person in double accommodation:

Per person in single accommodation:

Optional extras:

  • Rental trekking-bike: on request
  • Rental e-bike: on request
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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