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“Excellent account of Bach's life and music”
Review of Bach Museum

Bach Museum
Ranked #13 of 174 things to do in Leipzig
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Owner description: A museum celebrating the life and works of classical music guru Bach.
Reviewed June 25, 2013

This is a very well laid out museum, beautifully illustrated in English and German (you do not need to take the English-language tour) There are excellent interactive displays, that allow you to hear the different instruments in a baroque band - highlighted at the touch of a button. Very informative, and fun too.

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Reviewed June 17, 2013

Visited both of the big churches (Nikolai and st Marien) so hoffed to the Bach Museum. I was there at the start of the big Bach festival.

The museum was intersting but a bit disappointing. Seems a bit brief though I liked the interactive parts where one plays various pieces of music. I like the exhibit room where a piece plays, you press the button in front of an instrument, and that part was there brought out in volume.

Gift shop poor. The one t-shirt that I liked was avail only in XL.

I went acoss to the gifgt shop for St matien and there was a much better selection.

I sat in the big square two blocks from the church and Festival stuff was playingf with excellent beer avail.

Not going to comment elksewhere but the WC at the big train staion was 1 euro, morere than anywhere else.

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Reviewed June 11, 2013

Alas, the large building which housed Johann Sebastian Bach along with his family and students, which was located across the road next to the Thomaskirche, was replaced long ago by another building. But Bach's friend and neighbor occupied the pretty little house occupied by the Bach Museum now. What I enjoyed most about this museum was the room pulsing with Bach's music, Baroque instruments in large glass cases in the middle, the walls ringed with sketches of each instrument being played. Below each sketch is a button you push to bring out the sound of that particular instrument. I could have spent hours in this room, which was more satisfying than the nook where visitors can sit wearing headphones while they choose and listen to anything out of Bach's canon. The problem with this room is that it is almost impossible to dislodge anyone who has scored one of the six or eight seats; you might not have time to hang around waiting for someone to reluctantly leave.

Thank TravelNut12309
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Reviewed May 31, 2013

Takes a while to get going - even a bit boring at the start of the museum but once it gets going it's very interesting. No photography is permitted and that's fine if the gift shop had good postcards but they were pretty average. There's a section of the museum where you can sit and listen to Bach's music from various pieces and ages and this was very good. There are hand held audio tour guides but we were told a passport had to be left as security. Not likely going to hand over my passport for an audio guide, so we managed without it. The cafe Gloria next to it is worth a stop afterwards and their cakes are awesome!

1  Thank Rob L
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

I wish I had a longer time to spend there. So much to listen to and see. You could listen to as much music as you have time to spend. I would recommend allowing 2 to 3 hours for a thorough visit.

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