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Address: Thomaskirchhof 15/16, 04109, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number: 341 9137-202
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A museum celebrating the life and works of classical music guru Bach.

A museum celebrating the life and works of classical music guru Bach.

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Surprisingly interactive

We are not classical music scholars, but thought dropping into Leipzig on our way from Munich to Berlin would be a good break and this museum seemed to fit the bill for a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Beth50
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Hampshire, England
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Hampshire, England
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are not classical music scholars, but thought dropping into Leipzig on our way from Munich to Berlin would be a good break and this museum seemed to fit the bill for a relatively short stop over. The museum was very good at bringing music alive with interesting interactive exhibits - audio, of course, but also video. We learned quite... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Is a 'must' for classical lovers to spend hours of visit there! 8 euro for entrance was quite pricy, but as a classical music teacher, what I saw and learned was not the value can count!

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1 Thank Sunnyho233
Istanbul, Turkey
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Very small place. Just a few music instruments, and his handwriting of compositions. Some old&historic pictures at the wall.

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Thank Melisa F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

The museum contained: Bach's organ, many baroque instruments, and the full works of Bach to search through. The information was well done, not too long, not too short, and I loved it along with my family.

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1 Thank Peter W
Birmingham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Modern, imaginatively designed museum right opposite where Bach lived and worked with interactive features. Good historical details of his positions, responsibilities, family and achievements, plus valuable manuscripts. You can listen to every work he wrote if you have time!

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Thank BirminghamRobin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This Museum, opposite the Thomas Kirche, is devoted to the life and work of Johann Sebastian Bach, who was Kantor or Music Director here from 1733 until his death in 1750. This is a brilliant museum, full of ingenious electronic devices which enable Museum visitors to access Bach's music as well as that of the Bach family and his contemporaries.... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Since there isn't much left of JS Bacj other than his scores and music it's a very modern walkthrough his lifetime, family and the times of his activity.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Fantastic museum using modern technology well to explain and present information to an international audience. The shop is excellent if you have music-lovers in your family. The information throughout is well presented and translated, and the audio tour is ace. Definitely worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

You can do an easy double here. There is the Thomaskirche opposite with all the Bach associations and his grave. Then the museum, an interesting insight into Bach's life in Leipzig with much information, models and original documents.

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Vale of Glamorgan, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The house in which this museum is located was pleasant but the overall visit was underwhelming. There wasnt any introduction to Bach - we went straight into the family tree which seemed a very odd idea.

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