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Bach Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Great History, Don’t Need to be a Music Buff to Enjoy

Well laid our museum that traces Bach’s life and his importance to Leipzig. Upon entering there are... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2018
North Carolina
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A fascinating museum

A very interesting interactive museum, which allows the visitors to really experience Bach’s time... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
Sarit T
Rishon Lezion, Israel
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A museum celebrating the life and works of classical music guru Bach.
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Thomaskirchhof 15/16, 04109, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
+49 341 9137202
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Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Well laid our museum that traces Bach’s life and his importance to Leipzig. Upon entering there are small storage lockers for your stuff. Pay the 8 Euro entry fee and audio tour is included in the price - highly recommended. Take your time and enjoy...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

A very interesting interactive museum, which allows the visitors to really experience Bach’s time, music and personality. Reading his personal letters, seeing how Leipzig looked in his times, listening to pieces performed by musical instruments used in his time, even trying out a real clavichord...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sarit T
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Nice cafe to start off with. Helpful staff. Excellent audio guide. Most parts of exhibition have English text as well as German. Excellent displays - attractive and interesting. Very good interactive music items.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jim-In-North
Reviewed 22 September 2018

The cost of admission is 8 euros that you pay at the small shop before entering the next building. There are free lockers where you are requested to lock your knapsacks. Definitely recommend the audio guide (also free) that is available in multiple languages. My...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Interesting museum where you can find out everything about the great composer. Do not expect a cosy atmosphere. It really is a museum, not his home

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TonvH
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Right across the street from St. Thomas church there is an unassuming building where Bach and his students lived. They have turned it into a museum for Bach and the current focus is his students and what we can learn about Bach from them.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank fairytale2
Reviewed 2 September 2018

I worship music by Johann Sebastian Bach. So, I went to this museum. First, they took my money, and sent me to another building. There, they asked, if I speak German. After verifying that I did not, they informed me that they will NOT let...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Elena L
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Unless you are a music historian or a passionate of JSBach, this museum is not worth your time. The museography is boring, not creative at all. Several of the stations to listen to musical excerpts were out of order when I visited. If many people...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank vegigirl
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

We spend an hour reading about Bachs history. The employees are very friendly and helpfull. It all lies in the city centre, which is as clean as can be. We are from south africa and we are amazed to hve not seen 1 police or...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank deleeuwenhof
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Very interesting museum because it has a very good collection of instruments. Also has nice gardens. It’s a must !

Date of experience: June 2018
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2 October 2018|
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Response from fairytale2 | Reviewed this property |
I only just saw this. They are pretty tall but thin so it wouldn't fit anything wide. A duffle, backpack or small suitcase.
14 May 2017|
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Response from wbahnfleth | Reviewed this property |
Web site says 10 am - 6 pm Tuesday - Sunday. Leipzig is a town with a lot of music of all kinds. If you are there for Bach, I would say schedule your visit when there is something good going on at St. Thomas Church across... More