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Bach Museum

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Address: Thomaskirchhof 15/16, 04109 Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number: 341 9137-202
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Description: A museum celebrating the life and works of classical music guru Bach.

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Great audio made this place even better

This was well laid out with excellent free ( but take your passport as deposit) audio guide. Learnt a lot and enjoyed the music to listen to as well.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This was well laid out with excellent free ( but take your passport as deposit) audio guide. Learnt a lot and enjoyed the music to listen to as well.

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Georgetown, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Bach Museum is excellent, particularly for anyone interested in him and his music. Plan for one to two hours for a thorough visit. Cost is 8 Euros but includes a portable guide in a choice of languages with considerable music in addition to vocal explanation of the exhibits.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

No trip to Leipzig would be complete without a pilgrimage to this shrine, music lover or not. Were my joints younger I could have stayed indefinitely.

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Harrisburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

If you are into classical music and are in Leipzig this is a must. It had a decent amount of historical content from Bach and was a nice tour.

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Lloydminster, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Lovely little museum. Only existing portrait of Bach lives here! I have a photo - apparently you are not supposed to take photos but alas, I had already taken it before they told me ;)

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Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

As a Bach lover I was a bit disappointed by this museum. The house was not Bach's which in itself wasn't a big problem. But, the interior was largely a modern display not transporting one's spirit into the time and life of the great composer. Nevertheless, if you are in Leipzig for Bach this is a worthwhile stop.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Go here if you are a music lover! This was a highlight of our visit to Leipzig, rooms of detailed information on the Bach family of musicians going back several generations, details of Bach's manuscripts and how they are dated, and illustrations and details about Bach's life and times.

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Hameln, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Opposite St.Thomas's Church you can visit the recently renovated Bach Museum, located in a beautiful building that used to be the home of close friends to the Bach family. The museum has been arranged according to various topics concerning Bach's life and works, including interactive units for the visitor to become acquainted with pieces of music and typical musical instruments.... More 

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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Bach spent a good chunk of his life here and this town is built in his image, or so the argument can be formulated. Its a lovely place and totally worth visiting if one appreciate the baroque period.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

An excellent museum dedicated to Bach. If you have barely experienced this composer or if you know his works well this place is a must see. Affordable ticket prices make it accessible, and the abundant information in text and on audio guide shed light onto the composer and his life. Excellent listening area too. Plan to sit a while and... More 

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Additional Information about Bach Museum

Address: Thomaskirchhof 15/16, 04109 Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number: 341 9137-202
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Saxony  >  Leipzig
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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