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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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Bach served as the choirmaster at this church, to which his grave was moved...

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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An Absolute Must See if You Love Bach

St. Thomas Church is an absolute must visit if you love Bach. This is one of the two churches Bach worked in during his tenure in Leipzig. Of course much of it has been rebuilt... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

St. Thomas Church is an absolute must visit if you love Bach. This is one of the two churches Bach worked in during his tenure in Leipzig. Of course much of it has been rebuilt but still it is a wonderful and historic spot. Right across the way is the amazing Bach museum.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is where Bach played the organ - a well preserved building, steeped in history. The boys choir perform on Saturday afternoons - very good value for 2 Euros - one hour of beautiful music. When I went the church was packed - get there early to secure a seat.

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Crediton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Thomaskirche is home to a famous choir founded 800 years ago. The 92 boys and young men sing Mottette (equating to Evensong) on Fridays and a Bach cantata on Saturday afternoons, as well as singing for the Sunday morning Eucharist. Their very high standard attracts a huge attendance. It was a very moving experience for us to take part... More 

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Southport, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful church where Bach 's remains are said to be located. Lovely Romanesque ceilings and facade, again rebuilt after the war.

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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For music lovers, this church has connections with Mozart and Bach. For history lovers, Luther preached her. It is architecturally beautiful and the acoustics are fantastic. It is worth going into, even if you are pressed for time. If you have more time to spare, I suggest going to the front and back and reading about some of the artifacts... More 

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Syros, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I heard the organ play in the 6th of January because of the epifaneia of the katholick religion and it was splendid. The House of Bach very odd to see the grave of the classical music condactor in the church.

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Cleveland, Oh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

This is a great looking church full with history: Luther preached, Bach worked and Mozart played. The church is beautiful inside with stained glasses and a light architecture. There are two organs at the opposite side, the smaller one was used by Bach. There are often concerts.

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Herndon, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Visit the church where Martin Luther preached, Bach served as Cantor, and Mozart performed. Don't miss the exhibition of instruments from the time Bach was Cantor. Highly recommend visiting both Thomas church and Nicholas church.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

I visited the church at around 6 pm and luckily someone was playing the organ. Therefore, I could enjoy the music while wandering around the church.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

My wife and I attended a Bach organ concert. There are 2 organs in the church. One is at the opposite end from the altar area. The other is a smaller organ that is closer to what Bach played. We were thinking the larger organ would be used for the concert so we sat sideways to have a good view.... More 

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