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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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Brilliant museum

What a find next to the Cafe Gloria next to it. Apart from the guy o the ticket place not being welcoming the rest was brilliant. For a Bach lover to hear the music via the audio... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Craig, Colorado
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Some parts of this are quite good, to be certain. The treasury room is wonderful, and really allows visitors to get a feel for Bach's effort. The interactive room where visitors can select which instruments play as a piece of music runs is similarly worth some time, and highlights how rich and complex Bach's music is. As for the rest,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

What a find next to the Cafe Gloria next to it. Apart from the guy o the ticket place not being welcoming the rest was brilliant. For a Bach lover to hear the music via the audio guide as well as sampling excerpts from the rest of the Bach family was wonderful. Really well set out, informative but not too... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

For Bach enthusiasts this is a real delight and you could stay all day. Plenty of fascinating exhibits, historical artefacts and music to listen to. Ten out of ten!

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Oberoesterreich
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Music lovers will like this museum, but you need at least two hours. The free audio guides are modern and easy to use, and add to the enjoyment.

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Vermont, USA
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

You could spend the day here, listening to Bach's music at several stations in the museum. There are period instruments on display, as well as a model of Leipzig during Bach's time, and a description of his life at the Thomas Kirche. As a boarding school teacher, I was interested to see that Bach had to take a week of... More 

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Oakham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

You do need to have, at the very least, an interest in music and in Bach but even for the more casual visitor there is much here to absorb. A room of instruments as used in Bach's day with audio examples, one of his organs, copies of his music, family trees, a model of the music school that was once... More 

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Denton, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

For a real living museum, spend some time inside the church, taking in the span of history, the changes that nave has seen, the organs, the stained glass.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Bach belongs to the world of music and anybody who deals with classic music, have to know Bach. This place is very good place for everyone who wants to feel and know the J.S. Bach better neither from its works. Please come and visit Mr.Bach

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

After visiting Bach Museum, I have formed a very different view on Bach. I though he was strict and boring, but it turned out that he was very creative and had a sense of humor (as shown in his composition of the 'coffee cantata"). I didn't understand in which circumstances had he written the music, and now the museum has... More 

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Mainz, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Granted, I'm a musician and really enjoy both music and history. So a museum dedicated to a musician strikes a special cord with me. I was fascinated by the history of Johann Sebastian Bach. The museum provided such a rich collection of historical facts about Bach that it was a very pleasant time. One of the few times where I... More 

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