Museen im Grassi

Top choice in Leipzig

The university-run Museen im Grassi harbours three fantastic collections that are often overlooked, despite being a five-minute walk from Augustusplatz. At the stellar Musikinstrumenten-Museum you can discover music from five centuries in rarity-filled exhibits and an interactive sound laboratory. The Museum für Völkerkunde takes you on an eye-opening journey through the cultures of the world. The Museum für Angewandte Kunst has an excellent art nouveau and art deco furniture, porcelain, glass and ceramics collection.

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1. Museum für Musikinstrumente

At the fabulous Musikinstrumenten-Museum, you can discover music from five centuries in the prestigious and rarity-filled exhibits, as well as an…

2. Museum für Völkerkunde

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At Leipzig's Ethnological Museum, you can plunge into an eye-opening journey through the cultures of the world.

3. Museum für Angewandte Kunst

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Leipzig's Museum für Angewandte Kunst is the second-oldest applied arts museum in Germany and has one of the finest collections of art-nouveau and art…

4. Mendelssohn-Haus

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A key figure of the Romantic age, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy was appointed music director of the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester in 1835 and held the…

5. Schumann-Haus

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The 'Spring Symphony' is among the works Robert Schumann composed in this house where he and his wife, pianist Clara Wieck, spent their first four years…

6. Augustusplatz

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Massive Augustusplatz may look nondescript at best, and foreboding at worst, but it is actually flanked by some of Leipzig's most famous buildings,…

7. Paulinum

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Looking like an airport terminal devouring a Gothic cathedral, Leipzig University's main building is a boldly postmodern tribute to the 13th-century…

8. Kroch-Haus

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Leipzig's first 'skyscraper', the 11-storey Kroch-Haus is topped by a clock and two muscular bronze sentries, who bash the bell at regular intervals; the…