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Grassimuseum

Johannisplatz 5-11, 04103 Leipzig, Saxony, Germany (Zentrum-Südost)
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Ranked #10 of 74 attractions in Leipzig
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Oslo, Norway
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

If you visit this museum in April, there are beautiful cherry trees in front of the building for a dozen of photos. The museum is on the 1st-2nd floors. Southeast Asia, South Asia, Tibetans and Mongols, Europe, Africa, America, Australia / Oceania daily life and antiques can be found here. A huge collection and very excellence in organizing help any... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

The actual collection was vast and very detailed. I enjoyed the visit very much. However, the lady at the ticket counter was very rude, and you always get the feeling that she wants more money from you. She asked for passports for anyone who wanted to get a discounted/free ticket! Even little children only about 5 years old had to... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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44 reviews 44 reviews
4 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

If you are visiting Leipzig, Grassi museum is definitely worth a visit. It is a comparatively modern museum which is well organised and with impressive creative inputs. We visited it without much expectations and we were positively surprised by the collections and the efforts put in to display the items in a very interesting way. For example, the lights and... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Just to have a look at this ArtDeco building is worth the visit , once you step inside you'll find 3 museum in one . I chose the one dedicated to the applicated arts , and there you can follow the evolution of the interior design from art deco to the 70s. The other two museums are about the Evolution... More

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Mount Vernon, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Superb presentation of instruments, with occasional audio clips on the headset provided. Beautiful workmanship, awesome achievements in this musical city which I treasure because of its attention to its heritage. Only thing I disliked was the paucity of audio clips - I'd like one for each of the instruments, some of them very weird, but part of musical history.

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Bishops Stortford UK
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71 reviews 71 reviews
14 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We did not expect to spend five hours in the music instrument museum when we turned up - and we did not even visit the other galleries. The musical instrument museum is quite splendid and was fortunately deserted on our visit. This was a huge advantage because to hear the sound of the displayed instruments you have to use a... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Nice exhibits, but it was difficult to figure out where to enter the exhibits because the signage was confusing.

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Schenectady, New York
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138 reviews 138 reviews
61 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

The Grassi incorporates enough exhibits on three floors to keep you going for at least two days. I had just three hours. From the outside, with its lovely courtyards (at the back is an historic cemetery where Richard Wagner's mother and sister Rosalie are buried), you might not grasp the enormity of this place, where for 12 euros you have... More

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

There are three sections in the museum and we only visited the section on Musical Instruments. As always when visiting a German museum, an audio guide is a must as it provides a fuller view of the exhibits compared to the small summary provided, if any. We thoroughly enjoyed it. The exhibits are displayed starting from the Reinassance period to... More

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USA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

The Grassi Museum is a HUGE museum just outside the Leipzig historic center. It includes a collection of musical instruments and extensive ethnological collections as well as artworks from the Bauhaus and elsewhere. The staff is very friendly and helpful.

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