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Bach Museum

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Address: Thomaskirchhof 15/16, 04109, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 341 9137202
10:00 - 18:00
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A museum celebrating the life and works of classical music guru Bach.

A museum celebrating the life and works of classical music guru Bach.

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The Bach museum is one of the most intimate, comprehensive museums to an individual that I have visited. Located in an elegant building opposite the choir school of the St... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bach museum is one of the most intimate, comprehensive museums to an individual that I have visited. Located in an elegant building opposite the choir school of the St. Thomas church, the museum seems to have everything about the great composer: his family genealogy, examples of instruments, interactive musical and video exhibits, history of Bach's family and friends, models... More 

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Great Plains
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We were amazed at how 'new' this museum was and all the interactive elements of this museum. It was just outstanding and we really learned a lot about Bach and his music. Would really recomment this location if you like classical music.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

This is a wonderful museum displaying documents, instruments and other items from Bach's time. It's very close to the Thomaskirche, which you should visit as well. The museum is well worth spending 2 hours of your time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Beautiful museum of Bach and his musical family. Also contains a variety of audio clips and a number of clips taken from films about Bach. Excellent audio guide in a number of languages.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

The museum is by the St. Thomas Churh and is very neat. Has a good collection of Bach's story and is quite interactive. Worth it going especially if you are a lover of the classics!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Big posters of Bach festival everywhere at the train station, I immediately feel the vibe in the air. St Thomaskirche and Bach museum is no doubt the highlight of our visit of Leipzig. Standing just meters from the bronze plate in front of the altar where the giant’s remain lies, pondering the meaning of life and experiencing a spiritual moment... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

A wonderful example of entertaining educational museums. We got lost following the TA map on my iPhone, but the museum is ten meters opposite the Thomas church which you can't miss! 8 euro entrance, but a free loan of the audio guide. Plan to spend an hour or two depending how much Bach you want to hear with high quality... More 

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Esher, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

A well laid out and explained museum, featuring an organ console used by J S Bach and a selection of original manuscripts.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Anyone who had a modicum of knowledge about Bach would not learn much from the tour. It lacked music above all - there was nothing playing to stir the soul. There plenty of copies of things to see but, like the building in which things are housed, it is all a reconstruction.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

This was an wonderful and comprehensive tribute to Bach, his lufe and work. The signs were easy to read, in German and English as well as Braille. The pipes to touch & hear music were great; the instrument room where you can press a button & hear each instrument's part in a piece; film clips and so much more. The... More 

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