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Address: Thomaskirchhof | off Grimmaischestr., Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number: 0341/960-2855
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Description: Bach served as the choirmaster at this church, to which his grave was...
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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its a simple temple with heavy history because bach was the director of the chor, and it is famous for the concerts, we heard the mendelson oratorium paulus, which was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Thermisia, Greece
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Thermisia, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

its a simple temple with heavy history because bach was the director of the chor, and it is famous for the concerts, we heard the mendelson oratorium paulus, which was excellent,solist and chor

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

Wanted to be "with" Bach and did so. Church as such not very impressive. Heard the music we came for at the right location which was ample reward.

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Santiago, Chile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Must see for all Bach fans, but others will enjoy the visit, too. Look at the details, ask for a guided visit.

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Avoca, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I went for several Bach performances. It is great church and has two organs. your demand for more words is irritating

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London, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Performed various JS Bach's music on and off for many years and it's a wonderful moment coming to the place where he produced and performed some of his music. Compared to the nearby Nikolaikirche (where St John Passion was premiered) - the modest nature of the interior somehow spoke for itself. And standing in front of his eventual resting place... More 

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Southampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This is the Church closely associated with Bach, and with the St Thomas's singers, dating both from the 13thC. Take a look at the outside with one of the steepest gabled roofs in Germany. Having had your photo taken by Bach's statue you can then see the tomb inside the church where he was interred after St John's church had... More 

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Dymock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This was a must do visit to where JS Bach performed and worked. The church was a wonderful place to reflect on this great musical giant. We were fortunate to hear some singing which evidenced how good was the acoustic of the building. Information was adequate and the small exhibition fascinating. Our time at this lovely church was a wonderful... More 

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Plumley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The church is where Bach is buried there is a small musical instrument museum near the exit. The church is nicer from the outside than inside artificial painted beams.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

This is a truly magical place. You can see the original font where JS Bachs children were christened. Also his final resting place. The Motets are a must for any music lovers. If you want to sit down for the performance do not arrive only 5 minutes before the start. The entrance fee is €2 each well worth it but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Great to experience this church after reading so much about it as a great Bach fan! Wonderful to see it packed for the Boys Choir and felt really friendly and welcoming. Loved it. Great coffee place opposite to Cafe Gloria - how apt when Bach wrote to His glory on all his pieces. The guy was a genius!

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