NIETZSCHE, BACH AND KLINGER

 

 From organ pipes . . .

The organ built in 1743 by Zacharias Hildebrandt for Naumburg’s St. Wenzel Church is an exceptional example of late Baroque organ building. Johann Sebastian Bach and Gottfried Silbermann went over every inch of it in 1746 and gave it their approval – down to today, Bach is credited as the creator of this organ’s unique sound.

 

. . . to iconoclasts and visionaries

The philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 – 1900) spent both his youth and old age with his mother in Naumburg. The house belonging to Franziska Nietzsche is now a document center. Max Klinger (1857 – 1920), a painter and graphic artist from Leipzig, moved to Naumburg in 1903 and his vineyard home, the Weinbergshaus, can still be visited in the Naumburg district Großjena.


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