The Old Malthouse

Alte Mälzerei

Coffee roasting house, art and culture in one location – this is offered today by the industrial monument “Old Malthouse” (Alte Mälzerei) that was constructed in 1875.

At the end of the 20th century, the former (brewing) malt and malt coffee factory integrated different cultural purposes: the Lippmann+Rau music archive, an international archive for jazz and popular music, a jazz club, a small museum as well as a coffee roasting house. In the oldest jazz club of East Germany, approx. 40 concerts take place every year, ranging from Jazz to Blues and Rock up to Folk. The live jazz concerts in the impressive double vault of the jazz club are legendary and unforgettable. 



The Old Malthouse
Palmental 1
99817 Eisenach

phone (0 36 91) 61 25 25
fax (0 36 91) 61 25 23

Opening hours:

Music Archive:
by appointment at or 03691-670410

Jazz Club:
depending on the program plan


EisenachBeing located in the South of the World Heritage Region Wartburg Hainich, the city of Eisenach is the starting point for culture enthusiasts and hikers. In the city and at the Wartburg, the visitors experience living German history that is approachable to them. 

Read more …

Bach House

Bach House EisenachThe world's first and largest museum dedicated to the composer Johann Sebastian Bach stands in Eisenach, the town of his birth. Guests have been able to admire the collection on Bach's life and music since 1907.

Read more …

Wartburg - World Heritage

UNESCO-Welterbe WartburgEisenach: For almost one thousand years, the impressive Wartburg castle has towered above Eisenach. Being a witness of German history and culture, it became part of the UNESCO World Heritage in 1999.

Read more …