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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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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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Spent all day here!

My father and I LOVED the Bach Museum. We got there early, around 11am and stayed until 3pm. There is so much information, not just about Bach, but about the period, classical... read more

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Jennifer A
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Boston, Massachusetts
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW via mobile

My father and I LOVED the Bach Museum. We got there early, around 11am and stayed until 3pm. There is so much information, not just about Bach, but about the period, classical music, instruments, tools and techniques. We are classical music fans and I was surprised at how much we learned. This was my favorite sight in Leipzig and a... More 

Thank Jennifer A
Tempe, Arizona
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum offered a look at Bach's time and provided a real feel as to what his daily life was like and how much work he produced. A few highlights are a room where you can see what buildings in town looked like then and now and a music room where you hear his music and can choose an instrument... More 

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Walton On Thames
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can get an audio guide but you need to leave your passport as hostage. This is common practice we found. Highlights are the portraits of Bach and a section on forgery. You can download the audio guide from the Web onto your mobile device to get a good idea of what is on display.

Thank 547alisterw
London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Learnt a lot about Bach from the museum plus had the chance to listen to lots of lovely Back music. There were child friendly things to do as well.

Thank Hester M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well appointed museum but staff seem to have the attitude found formerly in the Communist East German State.

Thank Ustinian
State College, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

A trip through the museum is an excellent complement to visiting Thomaskirche across the street. It gives a very good overview of religious communities in Leipzig that may have influenced Bach, in particular, the tensions and open conflict between Catholics and Protestants. The family history of Bach and details about his everyday life were well done and provide context for... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

This is a wonderful museum to see for all Bach and music lovers. With interactive parts to the exhibition and wonderful amounts of information, there was plenty to do here!

Thank GirlinHamburg
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149 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The Bach museum is one of the most intimate, comprehensive museums to an individual that I have visited. Located in an elegant building opposite the choir school of the St. Thomas church, the museum seems to have everything about the great composer: his family genealogy, examples of instruments, interactive musical and video exhibits, history of Bach's family and friends, models... More 

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Great Plains
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

We were amazed at how 'new' this museum was and all the interactive elements of this museum. It was just outstanding and we really learned a lot about Bach and his music. Would really recomment this location if you like classical music.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

This is a wonderful museum displaying documents, instruments and other items from Bach's time. It's very close to the Thomaskirche, which you should visit as well. The museum is well worth spending 2 hours of your time.

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