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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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Bach's museum is situated in the centre on Leipzig near the St. Thomas Church (where bach was an organist and many other things). The entrance fee is 8€ for adults and 6€ for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Bach's museum is situated in the centre on Leipzig near the St. Thomas Church (where bach was an organist and many other things). The entrance fee is 8€ for adults and 6€ for students. Kids under 16 years old get in for free I think. The museum is really interesting and has many things to see about every aspect of... More 

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North Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A thoughtfully constructed museum, detailing Bach's life and work in Leipzig as well as the cultural and historical influences on his work. Located directly opposite Thomaskirche, it contains numerous artefacts, manuscripts and pictures to bring Bach's personality, family and work to life. A must for all lovers of Bach's music.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The museum shows some original manuscript, it is fascinating to see the very clean handwriting of the genius. It is not a house Bach ever lived in, but it shows the life of the great artist.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Recognizing that Leipzig is as mad as a flock of rock groupies for its native son, Johann Sebastian Bach, we gave the Bach Museum a try next. Inside an old townhouse, next door to the long-since-demolished house where the composer and his family lived, this compact museum has a number of interesting features, the most significant of which is that... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I agree with another reviewer. This place lacks the wow factor. My husband and I felt that this museum was overrated. Bach never lived in this house. Some of his music is shown and one can listen to his music on a loop with head phones, but there is not much substance here we felt. There is a little shop... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

My 15 year old son proclaimed this museum to be "the best museum in Germany"! It is extremely well organized, audio guided, move at your own pace. There are separate rooms that are equipped with touchscreen devices that allow you to hear nearly any piece of music composed by any of the Bachs! There is an elevator. AC in special... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Somewhat sterile depending on the historical significance of Bach. Well described pictures and statues, but lacking a wow factor. My daughter had been there the year prior and wanted me to see it, so we traveled the thousands of miles to enjoy it together and I was underwhelmed. Frankly, I am not a Bach aficionado but could appreciate the significance... More 

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

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

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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