We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Bach Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Thomaskirchhof 15/16, 04109, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 341 9137202
See all hours
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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 372 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 106
  • 52
    Very good
  • 16
  • 3
  • 0
Fascinating Museum

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!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Hamburg, Germany
Add Photo Write a Review

372 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 177: English reviews
Hamburg, Germany
Level Contributor
50 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Level Contributor
92 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

2 Thank ZanderAustralia
Great Plains
Level Contributor
299 reviews
132 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank dreamtraveler4
Indianapolis, Indiana
Level Contributor
58 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank 40familyof4
Level Contributor
217 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Beautiful museum of Bach and his musical family. Also contains a variety of audio clips and a number of clips taken from films about Bach. Excellent audio guide in a number of languages.

1 Thank bonsi7
Level Contributor
34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 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
Level Contributor
15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

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 

Thank lala0511
Level Contributor
147 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank DrRobertRehovot
Esher, England
Level Contributor
164 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
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
Level Contributor
86 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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.

2 Thank Bob S

Been to Bach Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Bach Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?