Kulturbetrieb Arnstadt

Organisation

Organisation

The Department of Culture is a full subsidiary of the
Library

Library

Since the restoration of the venerable Prinzenhof in
Bach-Exhibition

Bach-Exhibition

With the exhibition "BACH IN ARNSTADT" in the Palace
Schlossmuseum

Schlossmuseum

The Palace Museum in Arnstadt is associated above all
Theatre

Theatre

Since 1842 when, on the orders of Günther Friedrich
Zoo

Zoo

On the south side of the town the "Fasanerie"
Organisation The Department of Culture is a full subsidiary of the Town of Arnstadt. As an independent institution of Arnstadt Town Council, it is structured as a self-governing municipal undertaking. Incorporated Mehr
Library Since the restoration of the venerable Prinzenhof in 1994, Arnstadt Town and District library has lodged and received its guests in the historic rooms of the three-tract building complex.The library i Mehr
Bach-Exhibition With the exhibition "BACH IN ARNSTADT" in the Palace Museum (Schlossmuseum) Arnstadt, the former Palace of Countess Elisabeth Albertine and her husband Count Günther I of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen, i Mehr
Schlossmuseum The Palace Museum in Arnstadt is associated above all with the name of a unique figurine collection: "Mon plaisir". Every year thousands of visitors find their way to the exhibition galleries of this Mehr
Theatre Since 1842 when, on the orders of Günther Friedrich Karl II, the royal hippodrome was converted into a theatre, the Palace garden theatre has experienced through the years many highs and lows and was Mehr
Zoo On the south side of the town the "Fasanerie" (Pheasantry) zoological park was opened in 1956, in which 55 animal species live in an area of ca. 2,5 hectares. Indigenous species such as fallow deer, m Mehr

Bach-Festival-Arnstadt

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The Bach-Festival-Arnstadt in its present form is still a young festival. The local tradition of Bach patronage, however, was already in many cases intensively pursued through a wide variety of event cycles in previous century. The first activities to honour Johann Sebastian Bach, who was Arnstadt’s official “Kantor” or choirmaster from 1703 to 1707, go back to the 19th Century.

The festival was first organised in 2005 with a wide range of events over ten consecutive days, one week and the weekends at both ends. But the introduction of the Bach Festival in 2005 was not the first time that Johann Sebastian Bach’s birthday on 21st March was celebrated with activities.

The Arnstadt Bach Days, which were being organised annually from 1990 onwards, honoured this day with its own programme within the events series. Since 1992 the Thuringian Bach Season, which has once again been bringing together regularly the activities of the Thuringian Bach towns, was already being done in a similar way under the socialist management in 1965. Since that time Arnstadt, with its activities revolving around Bach and his church music, has also been heavily involved.

All information, a detailed events programme as well as a portal for booking tickets can be found on the official website of the festival under:

Link www.bach-festival.de