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Grassimuseum

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Address: Johannisplatz 5-11, 04103, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number: +49 341 9731900
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You can spend hours (on a rainy day)

It's a three in one museum and you have to pay for each of them (or buy a combi). We went into the 'applied art' museum, very well done with themed rooms ending in the 20st... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 22, 2016
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Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

It's a three in one museum and you have to pay for each of them (or buy a combi). We went into the 'applied art' museum, very well done with themed rooms ending in the 20st century showing some DDR design versus 'international/West-German' design. We spent three hours, with a nice break in the cafe!

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Very beautiful building with very interesting and huge collections of world ethno artefacts and a lovely location to match.

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

We visited principally to see the applied arts collection from the art nouveau to the present which is outstanding. The building from the 1920s is also of high quality and has been very well restored, for example the recently restored Josef Albers windows which are fantastic. We were on a tight schedule, travelling with a group - I could easily... More 

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Esher, England
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Little-visited museum, perhaps because the collection, though large, is not very well exhibited, with gloomy lighting and an unwelcoming receptionist.

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Thank pra51
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Museum of decorative arts. When I visited on a Sunday there was a craft and activity fair. Very nice room attendants, again you need to speak German to be able communicate and to read the labels. Leipzig is not yet an international travel destination and the atmosphere of the old DDR is faintly perceptible especially with older people.

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Tallahassee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

We spent 2 1/2 hours here and it was not enough. The museum starts at time when home decoration was for the very wealthy and moves through to modern day. The building is great, the audio guides most interesting. The staff were most helpful, though English was not spoken much. We had a great experience. The cafe is good for... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

The Grassimuseum houses 3 separate museums, but I headed straight for the Art Nouveau and Art Deco exhibits, which are excellent. I was also interested in the outside of the building as it is a beautiful (recently renovated) Art Deco building and very attractive.

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Marlborough
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

We spent a lot of time in the Museum of Applied Arts, and this is truly world class. In particular the modern section has very fine displays, leading up to the Bauhaus and beyond. Displays are signed in English as well as German. We came back another day to see the musical instruments. These are related to the rich musical... More 

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Leipzig, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

The Grassi Museum thanks its existence to a German-Italian merchant, Franz Dominic Grassi, who left an enormous financial gift to the city of Leipzig from which the original Old Grassi Museum, the former Gewandhaus Concert Hall (destroyed by British air raids) and the Mende Fountain (now in front of the New Gewandhaus) could be financed. The Old Grassi Museum became... More 

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Yokohama
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016

Music instrument museum offers a lot of unique displays. However, they have just German texts and not friendly for foreigners in view of language barrier.

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