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Bach Museum

Thomaskirchhof 15/16, 04109 Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
341 9137-202
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Ranked #12 of 74 attractions in Leipzig
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums
Description: A museum celebrating the life and works of classical music guru Bach.
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I thought this museum had a lot of interesting information about Bach's life. In particular, I thought the information about manuscript dating and the science behind music history was really interesting. It was certainly worth the price of admission. The only problems were that there was no A/C in the building (but the temperature was tolerable in July) and some... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I was looking forward to this but i found it to be rather dry and academic. It would have been nice to see some rooms furnished in the style of the time. Instead it is mostly photographs and charts. However, it is possible to hear music and watch some Bach-related videos.

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Adelaide, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

One for the enthusiast as it did not contain but a couple of Bach items, but a very well laid out series of rooms with displays, pictures and text in German and English along with a very effective and comprehansive audio guide (included in the admission fee). As enthusiasts we thought the fee was OK but make sure you allow... More

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Miami, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

My favorite part of this museum was the Bach family tree, researched by JS Bach, of all of the musical Bachs. When a Bach family member's name on the tree was lit up, a recording of a composition by that member of the Bach family was played. There are a lot of interactive displays here for people that enjoy that.

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Tickets cost 8 euros each. We could have bought a book for less. There were very few actual exhibits and it mainly consisted of written summaries with pictures. The guard was also a bit over bearing. The real highlights are some manuscripts in Bach's own hand. All told - one for real enthusiasts only.

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서울특별시, 대한민국
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161 reviews 161 reviews
105 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Museum itself does not have many items form Bach. Instead, I enjoyed lots of historical stories of Bach' Music. The garden is cute and all the organization of the museum was amazing. I follwed the audio guide and its explanation was very helpful to understanding Bach. It is located in front of Nicholi church which used to be a music... More

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Epping, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
25 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Just behind St Thomas,s church. Not many artifacts, but interesting displays on his life and works - some quite technical (paperwatermarks). Audioguide useful. Enormous audio archive - all known works, so you could spend a month there.

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Hong Kong, China
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

As having some classical music training previously, the museum is considered to be a must go attraction. Entrance ticket as EUR8 is justified with the FOC multilingual guiding audio system and different choices of audio music selection in the museum. The museum is doing a good job in educating visitors all about Bach, music of his time, town history of... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

when my wife suggested we go to the bach museum when in leipzig, i was underwhelmed as I have little interest in classical music and expected a very dry experience. However, this is a fantastic museum, providing a huge amount of information in english and german (other languages are catered for by the audio guides). However, it is the variety... More

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Moscow, Russia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The great museum, all the music is available to listen, a lot of materials and there are special exhibitions

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