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St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche)

Thomaskirchhof | off Grimmaischestr., Leipzig, Saxony, Germany (Zentrum)
0341/960-2855
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Ranked #1 of 64 Attractions in Leipzig
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner 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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Charleston, South Carolina
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Walked into the Church and there was a concert playing. Stunning!!! Beautiful setting, history, etc. If you visit Leipzig its a must!

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

What a privilege it was to be the speaker at the Thomaskirche Kristallnacht commemoration on the evening of November 9. The church is awe inspiring, and Pfarrerin Britta Taddiken was so very gracious and helpful. I am so grateful to Pastorin Ursula Sieg for translating my message and practicing with me for hours so I could deliver it in German.

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San Francisco, California
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Yes we prayed while visiting this historical church. We prayed for peace and prayed that God's presence will be felt in this violent world of ours.

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Melnik, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

A very beautiful church full of history including a mini-museum! Well worth the visit. Moreover if you like Johann Bach, his statue is just outside.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I enjoyed visiting this church for the style elements and the historical link to Bach. They had a great display in the side room on a final piece by Bach. Unfortunately the story was written in German only so I had to rely on others to give me pieces of the information. The items were clearly labeled in German and... More

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

These boys sing like angels.. For 2.50€ you can go and see them sing on Friday and Saturday. It is worth it! The church is beautiful, with the boys singing even more.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Thomaskirche is high on any lover of the great music of JS Bach. The Sunday liturgy was a high point for me as a musician. The organist's performance was outstanding, the pastor's dignified demeanor underlined the great sacred experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

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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