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St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche)

Thomaskirchhof | off Grimmaischestr., Leipzig, Saxony, Germany (Zentrum)
0341/960-2855
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Ranked #2 of 75 Attractions in Leipzig
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Built in 1212 this church is full of history. Worth visiting and walking around in. Bach is buried at the front. Martin Luther also preached here.

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Zaltbommel, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We were here early in the morning when only the first tourists slowly entered, all grey and progressive people, older sixties...!? The great Johann had quite a tough time, here. The churchmen did not recognize his heavenly gift, even not after hundreds of cantates, fugas and passions. How obsessed must they have been with their bourgois believes! It is a... More

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Bad Homburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

When you ask People what they like most in life they often answer: music. St. Thomas church is full of music history and present music practice, particularly with Bachs wonderful pieces, but also with many other great Composers having worked here like Mendelssohn. The Protestant church itself is puritanic and has the grave of Bach. People coming to Leipzig Need... More

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North Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

It's a church. Not much to add other than that it's about as historic as a church can get. Worth a stop if only to read about the history. Didn't attend during Sunday service which appeared packed.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This church is part of the music fabric of Leipzig. It has no grandiose decor but to sit in the nave and know you are in the church where Bach was Capellemeister is almost overwhelming. I found his simple tomb very moving. If you are a Bach lover this is a must. As is the Bach museum opposite.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Beautiful church with Bach connection... enhanced by an excellent choir performance [OK I'm a little biased, my daughter was signing]

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Buffalo, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I love going here on Friday night or Saturday afternoon to hear the Thomaschor (St. Thomas Boys Choir) sing. It is amazing.

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Warlingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This is the 'must visit' destination in Leipzig if you have any interest in music. The place where Bach worked until he died and now his resting place. So, redolent with his existence and his music. There are regular concerts or if you prefer, try getting there around 13.00 when it seems rehearsals take place. We enjoyed 30 minutes of... More

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Drachtstercompagnie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Very old and special church in the city center. If you are in Leipzig you SHOULD visit this church. When we entered, the organ was played. Great experience in this ambiance. Everything looked as hundreds of years ago (except heaters). Do not forget to have a good look to the outside too. Refular concerts.

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Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

It is a Lutheran church , famous as the place where Johann Sebastian Bach worked as a Kapellmeister. Here is located his grave, so moving for his music lovers. I liked so much the choir, one of the oldest and most famous boys' choirs in Germany.

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