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Bach Museum

Thomaskirchhof 15/16, 04109 Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
341 9137-202
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Ranked #12 of 64 Attractions in Leipzig
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: A museum celebrating the life and works of classical music guru Bach.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

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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Houston, Texas
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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

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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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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