Museum of decorative arts. When I visited on a Sunday there was a craft and activity fair. Very nice room attendants, again you need to speak German to be able communicate and to read the labels. Leipzig is not yet an international travel destination and the atmosphere of the old DDR is faintly perceptible especially with older people.
We spent 2 1/2 hours here and it was not enough. The museum starts at time when home decoration was for the very wealthy and moves through to modern day. The building is great, the audio guides most interesting. The staff were most helpful, though English was not spoken much. We had a great experience. The cafe is good for... 更多
The Grassimuseum houses 3 separate museums, but I headed straight for the Art Nouveau and Art Deco exhibits, which are excellent. I was also interested in the outside of the building as it is a beautiful (recently renovated) Art Deco building and very attractive.
We spent a lot of time in the Museum of Applied Arts, and this is truly world class. In particular the modern section has very fine displays, leading up to the Bauhaus and beyond. Displays are signed in English as well as German. We came back another day to see the musical instruments. These are related to the rich musical... 更多
The Grassi Museum thanks its existence to a German-Italian merchant, Franz Dominic Grassi, who left an enormous financial gift to the city of Leipzig from which the original Old Grassi Museum, the former Gewandhaus Concert Hall (destroyed by British air raids) and the Mende Fountain (now in front of the New Gewandhaus) could be financed. The Old Grassi Museum became... 更多
There are three museums in one building: one of the better collections of musical instruments in Europe (second in my experience only to the one in Brussels), a decent anthropology museum with the best South Seas collection I've seen anywhere, and a pretty good arts-and-crafts museum with the focus on the 19th century. Also a good cafe.
We visited the musical instruments section only. A wide range of instruments on display including some very strange instruments!! A definite recommendation.
During my last visit, this past December, I just saw the Ethnographic Museum, and although I admit to remaining, generally, cool towards, e. g., South Sea civilizations, I was impressed by the collection as well as the display, and surprised (pardon my ignorance) to see Chinese and Japanese art which I admire. The other museums housed in the complex are,... 更多
This museum is three in one...each special in its own way. The ethnographic collection is well thought out and organized. Exhibits are well lighted and include unusual choices. The music collection will be of great interest for its wide selection of instruments, some quite apt to be unknown to all but specialists. The applied arts/decorative arts floor has a great... 更多
We visited the Grassi yesterday and we were very impressed with the quality and amount of exhibitions available at this museum. If you're visiting the city, this is in the top 3 museums to see so a must-see. Only complaint is that the cafe staff are a bit grumpy but the cake is good so that makes up for it!