Home of the town pipers

The Bach-Festival-Arnstadt was formerly called the Arnstädter Bachtage and has taken place every year around Johann Sebastian Bach’s birthday on 21 March since 2005.


The one-week festival presents a programme comprised of concerts, guided tours, culinary offerings, children’s programmes, a bus tour to Thuringian church organs, and an arts and crafts market. The Arnstadt Bach-patronage is a tradition.

Program 2021

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Already during the 19th century, various concert series took place here. The Bach-Festival-Arnstadt attracts many culturally interested visitors into town every year and celebrates the life and work of the composer in a very appropriate way.


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