Visit one of the oldest buildings of Leipzig, the museum displays the life and achievements by the famous heavyweight musician named Johann Sebastian Bach and his family. It is located just opposite to the St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche). The highlight of the museum is the ‘treasure room’, located at the downstairs. Visit the room where you get to see one of the original manuscripts created by Bach himself. Some precious belongings of Bach are also on display, in this room. Treat your ears with some of his melodious composition in the audio room and visit Bach’s Orchestra where baroque instruments are put on display.
Apart from these, you can stroll in the pleasure garden of the museum or grab a small bite in the Cafe of the museum.
- The languages used in audio guides are Chinese, German, English, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Spanish.
- Most of the places in the museum are wheelchair accessible.
- Reduced price - 6€
- Children (upto 16years) – free
- Groups ( of 10 or more people)- 7€ / person
- Every first Tuesday of the month has free admission.
- Ticket details for group tours, visit official website.
- Audio guides - free
Public Guided tour: 3pm (Friday), 11am (Sunday)
Museum cafe: November to March – 10am -7pm
- April to October – 10am – 10pm (Monday to Saturday); 10am – 7pm (Sunday)
- Tram 9, Bus 89: Get off at St. Thomas Church
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95% of people who visit Leipzig include Bach-museum in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
46.46% of people start their Bach-museum visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Bach-museum
61.29% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Bach-museum
If you love Bach, you'll love this museum. 8 euros per visit. It was smaller than I expected, with a handful of permanent exhibits and a few rotating exhibits. When I went, there was a clavichord you could play in the special exhibit. The original Bach painting is downstairs. Upstairs in the permanent exhibit, there is an interactive room of baroque instruments, and you can hear what each one sounds like in the context of an ensemble. The gift shop is across the street near the church.
This museum is Great! It's free on the first Tuesday of every month and well worth seeing if you enjoy Bach and his music. The museum is very in-depth and explores all areas of Bach's life, from youth to death, and the lives of those around him. There is even a organ that Bach himself played on! There is a small yet beautiful flower garden in the back of the museum as well.
Amazing collection of historical artefacts and the family history is very interesting. Beautiful part of the city. The church next door is not part of the exhibition. There is a beautiful coffee shop as part of the museum.
I visited here twice. The first time was in August 2001, and the second time was in June 2018. I was really and totally surprised by the changes they have made to improve this museum. The progress and change here are really very impressive. The entrance fee seems to be expensive comparing to the size of the museum. Worth to visit definitely if you come here for the first time!
Although this museum is small, if you love Bach, you can enjoy it for half a day. A lot of music is available in the listening room. The audio guide is great, but sometimes too long. The store is a bit expensive too. A must see for music lovers in Leipzig