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St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche)

Thomaskirchhof | off Grimmaischestr., Leipzig, Saxony, Germany (Zentrum)
0341/960-2855
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Ranked #3 of 70 attractions in Leipzig
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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memphis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I wonder how many churches across Europe can lay claim to Bach, Mendelssohn and Martin Luther. All three have a significance to Thomaskirche. It is a truly historic and beautiful church that also contains period instruments and gorgeous architecture.

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Lewes, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Ah, to visit the church where Bach (1685–50) composed so many masterpieces. He was choir director from 1723 until his death in 1750. Even Mozart was there in 1789. 1843 dedication of the Bach Memorial; built under Mendelssohn’s direction. One may pay homage to Bach at his grave inside the church.

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Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We attended a concert of Gewandehaus Orchester and Thomaskirche boy´s choir. It was amazing and so exciting to see and hear that music in Bach´s Church. Absolutey recomend a visit! There are so many charming bars and restaurants nearby. Bach´s Museum is across the street.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Right out of the centre of Leipzig and difficult to miss right off the shopping street. Well worth a visit!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

As a musician, this church holds special meaning for me. Listening to a Bach Cantata in the church where Bach worked and was laid to rest was a deeply meaningful experience. I highly recommend visiting if you get the chance.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

An easy must see while in Leipzig, the old school designs and character would make you appreciate the building styles back in the day. A popular spot for tourist, its a hit or miss on whether you can view whole interior due to planned events. There are parts that are roped off include the spot where Bach is resting on... More

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Salisbury UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

A wonderful church which is in the typical baroque style. In addition to the regularly services, there are two weekly services that include a Bach Cantata or a Motet. These are worth attending, especially if you love to hear his music. Hidden in an anti-room by the entrance is a wonderful museum of old instruments used by the musicians when... More

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Holland, Michigan USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

The church where Bach's remains lay. Bach was the cantor in this church. It has great history. Mozart play the organ in this church too. A nice walk from the train station.

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Ancona, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

After the disappointment of listening to a service standing at the back of the church and not being able to hear much, it was doubly disappointing not be able to get a closer look at the altar (which is said to be extremely beautiful) because of the crush of tourists in front of it who'd rushed up to the sanctuary... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Bach's home church until his death, the Thomaskirche was the highlight of my trip to Germany. My choir sang an afternoon concert surrounding Bach's grave at the front of the church and then performed in service on Sunday. The only downside for the non-performing tourist is that Bach's tomb is at the front of the church, upside down for pictures,... More

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