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Bach Museum

Thomaskirchhof 15/16, 04109 Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
341 9137-202
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Ranked #11 of 64 Attractions in Leipzig
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: A museum celebrating the life and works of classical music guru Bach.
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Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: A museum celebrating the life and works of classical music guru Bach.

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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Extraordinary. It's a perfect museum if you love Bach. You leave feeling that you almost met him and his enormous family. And you learn lots about his work, the context and the instruments he used. Lots of opportunities to settle down and just listen.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Very nice museum next to the church. Tons of history about Bach and great examples of his music. 6 euro per person to get in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

It's in front of the church he worked, and the dormitories he, family and students lived. A lot of his instruments, and belongs are there. Interactive and instructive. My girlfriend, who is not musician, approved. Certainly a must see!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I was not sure I wanted to go to this museum. The cost is $8 Euros but that does include the audio guide. I was glad we went. It was nicely laid out with good details about his life both family and career. I liked that they had some of his pieces playing on the audio guide to enhance the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

A Bach historical museum. Exhibits in English and German, generally well conceived and presented. Next to St Thomas church, where Bach was the Kapellmeister.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I was there during Museum night. The museum looked very maintained and layed out, but was mainly catering to people that know a lot about Bach and classical music allready. As I am a person with hardly any knowledge, I would have liked to be bedazzled. Instead, I got to see and hear a lot of boring stuff that just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The museum itself is good but brief. I appreciated the free audioguide. I think the main highlights are the original compositions on display in the treasure room and the listening rooms. You can hear almost anything you want to hear - the Bach music library available is exhaustive!!

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