Bach Cities and Bach Places: Lüneburg, Lower Saxony

1 Why Is Lüneburg One of the Bach Cities?

If you make a first relationship with the life of Johann Sebastian Bach and you read about Bach cities and Bach places, then everything seems to be a little confusing. Then you get the feeling, Lüneburg on the doorsteps of Hamburg in the north of Germany is "not really" a Bach city. That might be related to the fact, that Lüneburg is the only real Johann Sebastian Bach city without a Bach memorial. All other Bach cities in category A have one.


However, Johann Sebastian Bach has not just lived in Lüneburg. He has as well acted there. So much is true. Because he sang in the public and nowadays, science even pretends, he had thought about his first compositions in that time (... do you realize how careful I created these words?) Of course, he learned a lot about music there and how to perform it. In the spring of 1700 he arrived in Lüneburg, and he had a recommendation at hand. However, with his musical quality and being one of the Bache (...yes, back then the plural of Bach was Bache) he had no problem to be accepted. He attended school at the Particular School of the Lyceum of St. Michaelis Abbey, which doesn't exist anymore. In the time around Easter in 1702 he finished his era at school successfully, and it's very probable that he initially returned to Thuringia. But they are not really sure about that.



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2   Music by Bach + Pics from Lüneburg

No narration, just music and pics: Lüneburg, a Bach city.



3   The Bach City of Lüneburg on 6 Pics

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4   Info About the Bach City of Lüneburg

Lüneburg ... that is an admirable city center with historical buildings, that is some 73,000 residents too, and it's a distance of some 30 miles to Hamburg in Northern Germany. You associate Lüneburg with the close by Lüneburg Moorlands, which offer a great vacation fun on their specialized internet portal. Here, you get there with just one click. Museums and nice corners wait for you on the official website of the city, and you will be provided from actual highlights until the constant attractions. And with a click here you are there too.



5   A Video: The Bach City of Lüneburg

Film, pics, music and narration: Lüneburg presented in a likable tiny video. Lüneburg is clearly a category A Johann Sebastian Bach city. Lüneburg is one of the three places, where Bach spent his youth before his work life started, after he hiked back from Lüneburg to Thuringia.



6   Where Exactly Is this Bach City Located?

33 maps, 33 Bach cities or places. Lüneburg is a category A Bach city.



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