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St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche)

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Address: Thomaskirchhof | off Grimmaischestr., Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number: 0341/960-2855
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Description: Bach served as the choirmaster at this church, to which his grave was...
Bach served as the choirmaster at this church, to which his grave was moved in 1949, for the last 27 years of his life.
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Nice church with an interesting history and Bach is buried here since 1950 as well. From the outside, you will recognize the incredibly steep roof. The church is surrounded by... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Nice church with an interesting history and Bach is buried here since 1950 as well. From the outside, you will recognize the incredibly steep roof. The church is surrounded by statues of Johan Sebastian Bach and Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. When we went, we witnessed the choir practicing which was a nice treat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

It is a very pretty church and the history is great because it is where Bach spent his time teaching Latin and singing. I really enjoyed it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A wonderful old building! We've been there during a concert so it wasn't possible to to go in. But also around the church it was absolutely amazing.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The church is painted in soft colors and this makes the interior very cosy. At 5 pm there was a concert for 2€. It was a nice program. They start selling the tickets at 4.30 pm just inside the church. It was a nice experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

If you love Bach, this is the place to be! Everyone who may should visit Leipzig at least once - and perhaps many more times!

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

Just in front of the church you see the statue of Johan Sebastien Bach. In the church on the left hand side you see the organ of Bach and just in front of it on the right hand side there is his portrait in the glass work, the current organ used in the church is over the west entrance. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

What can you say about this besides how amazing it is? Such an amazing experience to be in the church where Bach worked. A must see stop

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The church is nice if somewhat ordinary. However, this was one of the church's that Bach was at for 27 years. My wife was ecstatic that there was an organ concert going on when we visited, including Bach material. Having the music made this one of her top "wow" moments for our trip. Look for music here. And it's right... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

J S Bach worked here for 27 years, and the organ is said to be a copy of the one he played. What more is there to say?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Yes, you have to visit this church. It is an impressive place. More important are the acoustics: If at all possible, go there for a concert. You'll enjoy every minute of it.

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Additional Information about St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche)

Address: Address: Thomaskirchhof | off Grimmaischestr., Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number: 0341/960-2855
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Saxony  >  Leipzig>  > Zentrum
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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