19.03 - 22.03.20

A spin-off from the “Arnstädter Bachtage”, the Bach-Festival-Arnstadt has been running since 2005, held around the time of Johann Sebastian Bach’s birthday on 21 March, in honour of the Bach family. The week-long festival presents a programme of concerts, city tours, culinary features, children’s activities, a bus tour to Thuringia’s church organs, and a handicrafts market. Keeping the Bach legend alive is a tradition in Arnstadt. Various concert series were being held in Bach’s honour as early as the19th century. The Bach-Festival-Arnstadt attracts numerous culture enthusiasts to the city every year, fittingly celebrating the composer’s life and work.