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BiketourcropJ. S. Bach spent most of his life in the region which today comprises the German federal states of Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia. The places that are linked to his life can now be experienced on a 400km bicycle tour.

In 2012, professional musicians and passionate cyclists Mareike Neumann and Anna-Luise Oppelt initiated the “Johann Sebastian Bach Bicycle Tour” which starts in Bach’s birth place, Eisenach, and connects the cities of Gotha, Wechmar, Ohrdruf, Arnstadt, Dornheim, Weimar, Naumburg, Weissenfels, Leipzig, Halle and Köthen. The tour uses already existing cycle routes, mostly along rivers. The level is considered to be “easy” to “medium.”

The organizer “Internationaler Arbeitskreis für Musik” (International Association for Music) offers three tours in 2014, one of which will stop for performances during the Bachfest Leipzig.

Internationaler Arbeitskreis für Musik e. V.