TOUR 2 THE WESERFESTSPIELE AND THE BÜCKEBURG BACH:

ROUND TRIP FROM STADTHAGEN INCL. BÜCKEBURG, 90 KM

Friday June 3 – Monday June 6, 2022, 4 days

Discover the “Bückeburg Bach” on this Pentecost weekend tour: this son of Johann Sebastian worked at the court of Wilhelm Count of Schaumburg Lippe in Bückeburg from 1750 onwards as „Hofgräflich Schaumburg-Lippischer Cammer-Musicus“ and composed numerous chamber music and piano works there as well as cantatas and oratorios. We will connect the Count’s residence town with further concert locations of the WESERFESTSPIELE and undertake a round trip from Stadthagen via Bückeburg, Minden and the Loccum Monastery; the tour ends where it began in Stadthagen. 

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TOUR PROGRAMME

DAY 1 ARRIVAL AND STADTHAGEN

We will meet at 3 pm at the Hotel zur Amtspforte in the historical town centre of Stadthagen. After an official greeting, we will explore the former residence town and current principal municipality of the Schaumburg region, marvelling at the internationally renowned mausoleum with its ceiling frescoes. During the PfingstMusikNacht (Pentecost music evening) in the Martinikirche, we will enjoy our first taste of this musically rich weekend. Church music director Christian Richter will welcome us to this popular annual concert with its diverse and fascinating programme.

 

DAY 2 STADTHAGEN-BÜCKEBURG-MINDEN, 30 KM

Early in the morning, we will leave for the idyllic town of Bückeburg: awaiting us here will be a concert spread across various locations including a guided city tour by bike following in the footsteps of the Bückeburg Bach. The Bückeburg choirs with the church music director Siebelt Meier and the Bach by Bike Ensemble will perform together at the various locations frequented by Bach in the residence town. In the afternoon, we will cycle to our next accommodation in Minden on the banks of the Weser. You can enjoy the evening in the historical town district famous for its architecture in the Weser Renaissance style.

 

DAY 3 MINDEN-LOCCUM MONASTERY, 35 KM

Today we will cycle out along the bank of the Weser past one of the world’s largest waterway intersections as far as Petershagen, with its palace converted from a former water castle in the 16th century, before continuing eastwards through a landscape featuring moors, heathlands and forests, finally reaching the Loccum Monastery, an impressive and well-preserved Cistercian abbey from the 12th century. We will stay overnight adjacent to the historical monastery walls and will be well nourished for the rest of Sunday at the events centre with coffee, cake and dinner. Once we have checked into our “monastic cells”, we will be guided through the abbey, where we will attend a special early evening concert of the WESERFESTSPIELE: the renowned renaissance ensemble Capella de la Torre will perform music from the time of the monastery’s founding along with three youth choirs from Lower Saxony. Collaborative improvisations and digital sounds will extend the sonic spectrum into today’s world.

 

DAY 4 KLOSTER LOCCUM-STADTHAGEN, 25 KM

After the musical Pentecost mass with the Bishop of the Protestant-Lutheran State Church of Hannover Ralf Meister in the Loccum Monastery, we will begin the last stage of our cycle journey: we will ride out through the monastery forest through quiet side streets as far as Wiedensahl, the birthplace of Wilhelm Busch, where we will be provided with lunch at the museum. In the afternoon, we will reach the railway station in Stadthagen. From here, you can either cycle back to your car at the hotel or travel home directly by train.

 

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR 2 WESERFESTSPIELE THE BÜCKEBURG BACH:

  • 3 nights at mid-range hotels incl. breakfast
  • Lunch packs or picnics (on cycling days)
  • 1 dinner in Loccum Monastery
  • Guided tour
  • Luggage transport from first to last hotel
  • All entrance fees: Mausoleum Stadthagen, Schloss Bückeburg, Wilhelm Busch Geburtshaus
  • City tours in Stadthagen und Bückeburg
  • Organ- and Monastery tour in Loccum
  • 3 Concerts WESERFESTSPIELE:
    • Friday, June 3, 7 pm, Pfingstmusiknacht in der St. Martinikirche Stadthagen
    • Saturday, June 4, „Wandelkonzert“ in Bückeburg
    • Sunday, June 5, 5.30 pm in Loccum Monastery, Capella de la Torre
  • List of equipment

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 PRICES:

Double room per Person: 790,- €

Single room supplement: 90,- €

Optional extras:

  • Rental touring bike oder rental e-bike: 45,- / 75,- €

 

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.

BOOK THE TOUR

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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