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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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Four Day Christmas Delight - Leipzig, Dresden and Plauen

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Great to experience this church after reading so much about it as a great Bach fan! Wonderful to see it packed for the Boys Choir and felt really friendly and welcoming. Loved it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Great to experience this church after reading so much about it as a great Bach fan! Wonderful to see it packed for the Boys Choir and felt really friendly and welcoming. Loved it. Great coffee place opposite to Cafe Gloria - how apt when Bach wrote to His glory on all his pieces. The guy was a genius!

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We went for a motette (concert plus sermon) on Saturday afternoon. The place was very crowded - I guess many tourists used the chance to hear some of the Gewandhaus Orchester and Thomaner choir singers. We were not sure what to expect, but the sermon was very short (in German). The church is beautiful.

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highland,mi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The most beautiful church! Make sure to take the time to see this masterpiece! The choir was practicing while we were there & it was spectacular!

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Oberoesterreich
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Good atmosphere, plain but inviting. Quite a history! There is also a small themed display of Bach's work and instruments, and of course his final burial place.

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Magdeburg, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

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

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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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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