This place is dominated by St.Michaelis church. The remains of the former monastery can be seen from above, when you turn left at the pink half-timbered house to the district administration. (By the way, this is also an insider tip).The place takes its name from the fact that Johann Sebastian Bach was chorister here in the period 1700 - 1702. He successfully completed an apprenticeship in the special school of the Lüneburg Michaelis Monastery. At this time (from 1698) Georg Böhm was organist in St.Johannis and probably taught Johann Sebastian Bach in organ playing and composition. Well known are trips to Hamburg to St. Catherine's Church, with the then most famous and beautiful organ in northern Germany, to hear the then famous organist at St. Catherine's Church Johann Adam ReinkenAt the yellow corner house to the alley "In the Techt" you can still see a hook and an eyelet ("hooks and eyes"), which was once used to stretch chains between the houses to stop invading persons or young hot spurs on their horses.A restaurant is left over, probably over 250 years old, and is lined with beautiful houses from the Renaissance period.Every year on the 2nd week of Advent, the medieval Christmas market takes place here. It gets very crowded then.
December 20, 2016
The St. Michaeliskirche on Johann-Sebastian-Bach-Platz once had a Latin and particular school. It had such a good reputation that even students from Thuringia and Saxony were taught here.
So-called "free tables" were provided for the children of poor people, who could support the services musically against free board and lodging. This included Johann Sebastian Bach, who came to Lüneburg as an orphan in the spring of 1700. For two years he sang and played in Lüneburg and profited enormously from the lessons he received from Georg Böhm, one of the best-known organists of his time, who worked in the neighboring St. John's Church.In 1955 the square got its current name. The Michaelis Boys' Choir was in constant competition with that of the municipal Johanneum. The boys did not even shy away from tangible arguments in order to earn their extra income. Johann Abraham Peter Schulz from Lüneburg was also taught here two generations after Bach. He was later called the people's songwriter and was court composer of the Danish king.lueneburg.info/de/kultur/johann-sebastian-bach-platz
January 16, 2020
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