Köthen (Anhalt)

Bach & the cradle of homeopathy

in Köthen (Anhalt)
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Schlosshof Köthen

Köthen Castle

Köthen Castle, the erstwhile residence of the princes and dukes of Anhalt-Köthen, is now home to the tourist information office and many museums: the Historical Museum with the Bach exhibition and the German Language Experience, the Naumann Museum and the Prehistoric Collection with its exhibition Adventure Archaeology” (Abenteuer Archäologie). 

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Außenansicht der Kirche St. Jakob

St Jacob’s, Köthen

St Jacobs, built from 1400 onwards, not only defines the townscape, it is also the linchpin of the towns history. Even from afar, the two 70-meter-high towers of the city and cathedral church of St. Jacob greet visitors of the city and the Köthen region.

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Abendmahlskelch von Johann Sebstian Bach und Confitentenregister

Agnuskirche

Sie ist die Bachkirche, in ihr fand der Lutheraner Bach in seinen Jahren im kalvinistischen Köthen religiöse Heimat. Die wunderbar restaurierte Kirche ist daher Anziehungspunkt vieler Besucher aus der ganzen Welt.

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Highlights & Recommendations

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Das Bach-Denkmal in Köthen im Sonnenschein

In the footsteps of Johann Sebastian Bach

Köthen was a truly special station in Johann Sebastian Bachs life. As musical director at the court of the music-loving Prince Leopold, he felt at home in Köthen where he wrote immortal pieces such as the six Brandenburg Concertos. Follow in his footsteps in Köthen and visit authentic sights with a knowledgeable guide.

Included in the tour (approx. 2 hours) is a visit to the Bach memorial in the castle and an interior tour of the church where Bach worshipped, St Agnus.


Prices
€ 5.50 Euro per person for groups of 20 or more

Further information
Various dates, times and meeting points are bookable all year round at the Köthen Information Office.

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Schatten vor einer großen Leinwand mit deutscher Schrift

German Language Experience (Erlebniswelt Deutsche Sprache)

Permanent exhibition, Köthen Castle

The German Language Experience(Erlebniswelt Deutsche Sprache) allows visitors to experience selected phases and phenomena of the German language, such as dialects and idioms. The interactive displays also detail the work of the Fruitbearing Society (Fruchtbringende Gesellschaft).

This exhibition lets visitors discover the German language and learn about various related topics. Multimedia animations, projections and sound playback invite adults and children to take an active part in the exhibition.

The German Language Experience(Erlebniswelt Deutsche Sprache) aims to spark an interest in the German language and teaches visitors about the German language by making its position in the world and its history visible.


Further information
www.erlebniswelt-deutsche-sprache.de

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Eine Hand greift in die Hausapotheke von Hahnemann

The Mecca of homeopathy

Thanks to the founder of homeopathy, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, Köthen is a Mecca for the followers of his method. One newspaper even declared Köthen the world capital of homeopathy. Walk in Hahnemanns footsteps on an individually adaptable tour of more or less two hours. 

Included, of course, is the Hahnemann House with his original medicine cabinet on his Paris desk. Further stops include the European Library of Homeopathy and an exhibition in the pharmacy vault containing Hahnemanns deathbed.


Prices
€ 6 per person for groups of 20 or more

Further information
Various dates, times and meeting points are bookable all year round at the Köthen Information Office.

Discovery tour through the city of Köthen