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Bach Museum

Thomaskirchhof 15/16, 04109 Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
341 9137-202
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Ranked #12 of 76 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We spent three hours just in four rooms. Brilliant audio guide. Fantastic displays. Almost too much to take in so give yourself lots of time. The ticket allows you to re-enter on the same day. A wonderful experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Really very nice to see! Wonderful museum, with a lot of details. The audio explanation is clear and helpful. Combine the visit with the Thomaskirche one minut from the museum. If you are lucky (as we where) there is an organ concert in the Church.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We had coffee, tea and cake. The service was good and the atmosphere excellent as it is right opposite Bach's statue!

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logan, ut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Nice mix of information on Bach. From the instrument he played, to the places he worked, both personal and professional life were included in this lovely museum. Recommend seeing it before going to the churches he played in.Nice audio accompaniment.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We took a guided tour through this museum and loved it. Our guide explained so much about how Bach wrote each music composition and how others helped him by penning in many of the notes. His 2nd wife was so good at it that experts have a hard time telling which notes she wrote in vs. Bach. She also explained... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This small museum on 2 floors is just packed with information about the music meister & his family. An interactive museum as well. It has to do with music. Well worth a visit.

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Berlin, Germany
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I was surprised that this museum is located inside the Thomaskirche. There isn't a lot to see here – instruments from Bach's day, manuscripts, Bibles – but it is free and easy to access as you enter the church.

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Geelong Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

plan to spend a couple of hours here as the hands-on interactive displays are wonderful ep if you are a classical music fan

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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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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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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