Leipzig is an international center of music and you can see that clearly in their selection of museums. From the former residences of Bach and Mendelssohn to the Grassi Museum of Musical Instruments, the tradition of music is alive and prospering in Leipzig.
Bach Museum (Thomaskirchhof 16)
Located just near his old employer, St. Thomas Church, the Bach Museum is an important museum attraction of Leipzig. It was begun in 1950 to mark the 200th anniversary of his death.
Inside you can see many exhibits detailing his life and music. The museum is also home to one of the world’s largest collections of research on Bach.
Mendelssohn House (Goldschmidtstraße 12)
This Leipzig museum commemorates the life of its composer, Felix Mendelssohn. The location is the former home of Mendelssohn, where he lived until his death in 1848.
The rooms are decorated with Mendelssohn’s own personal belongings and furnishings. As the only museum dedicated solely to his life, you can truly appreciate the composer and his life with a visit here.
Grassi Museum of Musical Instruments (Johannisplatz 5-11)
This Leipzig museum is a testament to the musical legacy of the city. The Grassi Museum of Musical Instruments is a collection of over 5,000 different exhibits from around the globe. These exhibits include one of the world’s biggest assortments of different musical instruments.
If you are a music aficionado, then make the Grassi museum a must on your list of Leipzig museums.
German Book and Script Museum (Deutscher Platz 1)
The unique German Book and Manuscript museum is a huge collection of over 500,000 writings, illustrations, book covers, papers and typeface. Bibliophiles and those who enjoy a more offbeat museum experience would do well to pay this museum a visit.
Museum of Fine Arts (Katharinenstraße 10)
There are close to 3,000 paintings on display at the Museum of Fine Arts (Museum der bildenden Künste), with an additional 750 sculptures. This enormous collection of art along with its unique exhibits of Cranach makes this Leipzig gallery a must-visit for art lovers.