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St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche)

Thomaskirchhof | off Grimmaischestr., Leipzig, Saxony, Germany (Zentrum)
0341/960-2855
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Ranked #1 of 64 Attractions in Leipzig
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Bach served as the choirmaster at this church, to which his grave was moved in 1949, for the last...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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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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Gairloch, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

.....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 NEW

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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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The boys choir is outstanding. This is a beautiful church in which J.S.Bach served as cantor for almost 25 years. The accoustics in this church are amazing.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The church is the one where Bach once worked (along with the work in Leipzig university), where he composed hundreds of different pieces of music. The church holds lots of classical music concerts. I visited one of the orchestra concert in the evening. The music was just beautiful!

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Mainz, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

When you walk into Thomaskirche, you immediately can see the German architecture at work with the Gothic structure. (Granted this was a reconstruction due to maintenance and bombings). It has some more modern attributes including the bell tower's architecture. I also really appreciate that the inside of the church is much more low-key than a lot of churches in Germany... More 

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Labrador, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We went to a church service here on the Sunday night- the church was half full of people of all ages. The organ prelude and postlude was wonderful!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Walked into the Church and there was a concert playing. Stunning!!! Beautiful setting, history, etc. If you visit Leipzig its a must!

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

What a privilege it was to be the speaker at the Thomaskirche Kristallnacht commemoration on the evening of November 9. The church is awe inspiring, and Pfarrerin Britta Taddiken was so very gracious and helpful. I am so grateful to Pastorin Ursula Sieg for translating my message and practicing with me for hours so I could deliver it in German.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Yes we prayed while visiting this historical church. We prayed for peace and prayed that God's presence will be felt in this violent world of ours.

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