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St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche)

Address: Thomaskirchhof | off Grimmaischestr., Leipzig, Saxony, Germany (Zentrum)
Phone Number: 0341/960-2855
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Four Day Christmas Delight - Leipzig, Dresden and...
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Ranked #2 of 122 things to do in Leipzig
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious sites, Architectural buildings, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Bach served as the choirmaster at this church, to which his grave was...
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Type: Religious sites, Architectural buildings, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Magdeburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

The church is old and beautiful. It is also very central and worth of a visit. A good place to sit silently and calm your heart. There are also some nice paintworks inside. A statue of Bach and Bach Museum are just beside the church.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Lovely church, right in city centre, easy to find and get to. Beautiful architecture and with Bach statue right outside.

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Vermont, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Great concerts, with a very small entrance fee. Music by the Thomas Boy Choir and members of the Gewandhaus Orchestra. Bach's tomb is located in this church.

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Oakham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We attended a concert of Bach's Christmas Oratorio here and also visited it afterwards. For us, it was one of the highlights of the trip. Do also visit the Bach museum.

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Delft, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

After having played Bach for years and listened hours to his music, I finally had the opportunity to visit the church where he had been working for quite some years.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

J. S. Bach served as the choirmaster here for many years. Though the church suffered damage in WWII, it has been rebuilt as it was originally. There are some new stained glass windows, including one to Mendelssohn and a Swedish one also.

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Linthicum Heights, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The church offered an organ concert. Event though we didn't care for the music offered, the sound of this pipe organ is gorgeous. The music needed to be more uplifting. The music was very dissident.

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Gairloch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

.....not my words but taken from the Church short guide. We have visited this Church on previous stays in Leipzig but on this occasion, at the start of Advent, there was the opportunity to enjoy one of the frequent performances of a Bach Motette. The choir and the organ solo performed in the Church is really something to experience given... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I visited St. Thomas church 6 years ago but at that time I was wondered due to it architectural building. It was very beautiful and also after visiting it, I enjoyed more and more from the Bach's epus.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This is where J S Bach is buried. Rehearsals were taking place for an advent concert and the music was heavenly. A welcome place of calm in the midst of the Christmas market stalls.

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