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St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche)

Thomaskirchhof | off Grimmaischestr., Leipzig, Saxony, Germany (Zentrum)
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Ranked #2 of 76 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

A wonderful place if you like churches. Being the home of J.S.Bach we came here to see where he worked we weere quite astonished. While walking through the church all of a sudden a choir starts singing. A shower ran through the spine and the beauty of this place was revealed.

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

So much of Bach's history takes place here at St Thomas; therefore, it is a must see while in Leipzig. Located right outside the church is a wonderful statue dedicated to Bach which also has the Bach museum. Bach conducted some of his works here for over 20 years. On the 200th anniversary of his death, the remains of Bach... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The workplace of Johann Sebastian Bach. Architecturally amazing and historically interesting. Outside are lovely cafes & beautiful surroundings.

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San Diego, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is the church where the great Johann Sebastien Bach presided at the organ for 20+ years. We heard a magnificent organ concert at St. Thomas, as a part of the annual Bach Festival in Leipzig. For American tourists a warning: the church's straight, wooden, hard pews are a bit uncomfortable.

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Berlin, Germany
17 reviews 17 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

If you are interested in Bach, here you can see where he directed his choir and also see original manuscripts and instruments in the attached museum. A must-see for music history buffs!

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Geelong Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

we heard the boys choir here wonderful great location adn acoustics. book your tickets before you travel as teh concerts are popular

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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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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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