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Bach Museum

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Address: Thomaskirchhof 15/16, 04109, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number: 341 9137-202
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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An Excellent Memorial to Bach

A fascinating museum - reasonably interactive with "sound showers" and programmes on headphones that allowed you to listen to virtually any Bach piece you wished. Very interesting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A fascinating museum - reasonably interactive with "sound showers" and programmes on headphones that allowed you to listen to virtually any Bach piece you wished. Very interesting about Bach's family - they were a whole clan of musicians - and on his working life.

Thank magister_50
Nelspruit, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum has an easy to follow layout. The audio guides are very good and easy to use (iPod). The museum is very informative with innovative ways of portraying information! This is a not to be missed attraction!

Thank Elani V
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quiet museum. Helpful staff. Informative and brought history on Bach to life. Excellent. iPod tours really useful.

Thank Catherine R
Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

We visited this gem of a museum today and learned a lot about Bach and his time in Leipzig. The museum was well appointed and maintained and in a lovely setting opposite the St Thomas Church where Bach worked. The exhibitions are easily accessible and most captions are translated or you can use the audio guides. But best of all,... More 

Thank Pip N
London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Fabulous, how not. Bach is the beginning and the end of music, as Reger says. All composers know that. And those of us who can listen and absorb, regardless of background, just have to submerge ourselves into the music. It is paradise!

Thank Jules H
Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Part of the Bachfest 2016 was a guided tour in the Bach Museum, next to the Thomas church were Bach worked and lived, all sacred ground so to speak. The Thomas school and Bach’s own house don’t exist anymore, but the Bose house where the museum is located nowadays, is the next best thing. The Bose family was a direct... More 

Thank JvH48
London, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

This was without question the best music museum we visited in Leipzig...very interactive, very informative. Good audio guide in several languages. Lots of fun things to do, including "remixing" famous Bach pieces by touching plexiglass images of different players in the orchestras of his time; and a floor map of the neighborhood that shows streetscapes as Bach would have seen... More 

Thank museum-a-day
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

There is an organ console that Bach had played, many good exhibits, insluding listening staions. Well worth a visit, also there is a good gift shop and cafe.

Thank Dulciana77
New York, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

OK I hated the hour "tour"in English. I am one who does not like to stand in a single room for 20 minutes with 40 others when the room is tiny and windowless. There was a lot of Bach and music memorabilia and old instruments, original scores and lots of info. The building is a hodge podge and the exhibits... More 

Thank MsVineyard
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

We have visited the museum twice now and loved it both times. It is not very big, but there are lots of different interesting items there to look at, as well as some original scores of Bach'd handwriting.

Thank Carbarg

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