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St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche)

Thomaskirchhof | off Grimmaischestr., Leipzig, Saxony, Germany (Zentrum)
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Ranked #2 of 75 attractions in Leipzig
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is the place Bach served as cantor, wring much of his wonderful music written here. Free concerts on Friday, the Bach Museum accross the street, and his tomb in the church. Not to be missed.

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Woodbridge, VA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Found it interesting that Bach was reburied here. Also, the roof is seven stories high with a 63% pitch. Fascinating Structure and history.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This church was beautiful and serene. It was humbling to see the place where Bach lived and worked. Plus, it was free to visit!

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101 reviews 101 reviews
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We heard the Thomas Boys choir a couple of times, and also a Bach Mass in this church. All very enjoyable.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Attended concerts here during the June 2014 Bach festival. Great location and venue - good acoustics, views - bring a camera.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We were there for the Bach Festival. The music was performed above the main seating area and we couldn't see the musicians but the sound was excellent. Seats were reasonably comfortable.

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Sydney, Australia
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15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Whether you're a fan of Johann Sebastian Bach or not, you should definitely duck in to this small but pretty church. If you're lucky like we were you might get to hear excerpts of Bach music being played on the church organs which gave me goosebumps and made us sit down and enjoy for a good 15 minutes. You'll also... More

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Miami, Florida
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24 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I had the pleasure to attend a Sunday evening service in the St. Thomas Church. The organ music was beautiful and the service was quite moving. In addition, the church is lovely. There are some very unusual stained glass windows, look for one with Bach in the center and another with Felix Mendelssohn. A very worthwhile visit.

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Cublington, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Worth a visit to understand the history behind classical music and its advocates through the ages (from about 1100 AD)!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This church used to use as a music academy when Bach was teaching students. They served also as dormitory for the students. It is located just opposite side of Bach museum, better to visit Bach Museum together. Because you can see some stories of the church in Bach museum, it is good to look around together.

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