“An accident is nothing but the ignorance of the causes” – Albert Einstein

In the 19th century the former Bach House was an attraction and a European “musician magnet”. Without knowing that they were in Bach’s former official residence (this was not conclusively proven until 1929), internationally renowned composers and musicians such as Richard Wagner, Franz Liszt, Felix Mendelssohn, Niccolò Paganini, Hector Berlioz, Anton Rubinstein stayed here at the Hotel “Zum Erbprinzen” as it was called at the time.
The frequency of such prominent names was no wonder: The hotel was one of the most luxurious guesthouses in Weimar. The former Bach residence had been connected to the adjacent building on its right, the “west free house”, and the two buildings were remodelled as one with a classicist facade. The rooms that the Bach family had once occupied were transformed into guest rooms, along with the rest of the entire legendary hotel.