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Bach Museum

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Address: Thomaskirchhof 15/16, 04109, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number: +49 341 9137202
10:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00

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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The museum is by the St. Thomas Churh and is very neat. Has a good collection of Bach's story and is quite interactive. Worth it going especially if you are a lover of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is by the St. Thomas Churh and is very neat. Has a good collection of Bach's story and is quite interactive. Worth it going especially if you are a lover of the classics!

Thank Madmetal31
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Big posters of Bach festival everywhere at the train station, I immediately feel the vibe in the air. St Thomaskirche and Bach museum is no doubt the highlight of our visit of Leipzig. Standing just meters from the bronze plate in front of the altar where the giant’s remain lies, pondering the meaning of life and experiencing a spiritual moment... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

A wonderful example of entertaining educational museums. We got lost following the TA map on my iPhone, but the museum is ten meters opposite the Thomas church which you can't miss! 8 euro entrance, but a free loan of the audio guide. Plan to spend an hour or two depending how much Bach you want to hear with high quality... More 

Thank DrRobertRehovot
Esher, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

A well laid out and explained museum, featuring an organ console used by J S Bach and a selection of original manuscripts.

Thank pra51
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Anyone who had a modicum of knowledge about Bach would not learn much from the tour. It lacked music above all - there was nothing playing to stir the soul. There plenty of copies of things to see but, like the building in which things are housed, it is all a reconstruction.

1 Thank Bob S
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

This was an wonderful and comprehensive tribute to Bach, his lufe and work. The signs were easy to read, in German and English as well as Braille. The pipes to touch & hear music were great; the instrument room where you can press a button & hear each instrument's part in a piece; film clips and so much more. The... More 

Thank JennyZ1959
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

A must see in Leipzig - surprisingly the guide tried to pursuade us not to use the free head sets which are really worth getting. Students will need their uni card.

Thank Reviewer D
Emmeloord, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Certainly, Bach lovers will appreciate this museum. Very sophisticated interactive displays; and all of them actually work! For anyone who is interested in music at all, this highly educational museum is certainly worth the time.

1 Thank Petrakis_Nomikos
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 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

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