Johann Sebastian Bach
Johann Sebastian Bach was born in Eisenach in 1685, a fact which - to this day - enriches Thuringia's cultural life in myriad ways. The Thuringian Bach Festival, held annually in March and April, bears eloquent witness to this unparalleled musical legacy. Musical life in Erfurt is greatly indebted to the Bachs, various members of Johann Sebastian's family who were engaged as organists and town musicians. On the Bach trail: Merchants' Bridge, Fischmarkt, Kürschnergasse or Junkersand.