Bach spent the first years of his childhood in Eisenach, where his father Johann Ambrosius was a city musician. Eisenach was the residence of the dukes of Saxony-Eisenach and had about 6000 inhabitants at that time. After the death of both parents, Bach left the town in 1695 and lived with his older brother in Ohrdruf.


  • Title: City View of Eisenach
  • Creator: Caspar Merian
  • Date Created: 1650
  • Type: Engraving
  • Rights: Bach-Archiv Leipzig

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