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  • *Hendrik*👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

    The composer Johann Sebastian Bach had his first organist position here for 4 years. For this reason, Arnstadt proudly calls itself the Bach city.

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    • January 13, 2022

  • Mike

    St. Bonifatius Church, which was destroyed in the great city fire of 1581, was rebuilt from 1676 to 1683 as a new church.
    The master organ builder Johann Friedrich Wender built an organ for the New Church in 1703, which the 18-year-old Johann Sebastian Bach approved and tested.
    From 1703 to 1707 Bach was the organist here. In 1935, on the occasion of the musician's 250th birthday, it was renamed the "Johann-Sebastian-Bach-Kirche". The simple interior has two-story galleries and a wooden barrel vault. (Source: Thuringia Info)

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    • March 3, 2019

  • Mapf

    The "New Church" was built in 1676-1683 on the remains of the foundations of the St. Bonifatius Church, which burned down in 1581, as a baroque hall building with a surrounding, three-storey gallery.
    From 1703 to 1707, Johann Sebastian Bach held his first post as organist here, followed by his cousin Johann Ernst Bach until 1728.
    In 1935 the "New Church" was renamed "Johann-Sebastian-Bach-Kirche" (Wikipedia).

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    • January 5, 2019

  • Hobelino

    A small, but in my opinion very cozy church. Especially concerts in this great atmosphere are worthwhile. The Wender and Steinmeyer organs are something very special.

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    • June 6, 2019

  • Erdbeergiraffe 🍓

    The church has two important organs: the Wender organ from 1703 and the Steinmeyer organ from 1913. Even Bach is said to have played an organ here.

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    • January 17, 2022

  • Juschu

    a concert with these organs is a pleasure

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    • February 3, 2022

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Location: Arnstadt, Ilm-Kreis, Thuringia, Germany


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