Thuringia is known as a cradle of classical music because of its many associations with names such as Bach, Wagner, Paganini, Liszt, Reger and Mendelssohn. Their legacies are kept alive in the region through a wide programme of events. The Thuringian Bach Festival, for example, has long been a highlight in the international classical music calendar. In Eisenach, Arnstadt, Dornheim, Erfurt and Weimar, concerts take place in venues linked to the life and legacies of the great composers. There is also an excellent range of guided walks and bookable itineraries, be it a Liszt concert at Erfurt’s Imperial Hall or Bach compositions at the Divi Blasii Church in Mühlhausen. The region’s orchestras are also a feature. The Jena Philharmonic Orchestra gives guest performances all over Europe, while the Staatskapelle Weimar is one of the most prestigious orchestras in the world.