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St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche)

Address: Thomaskirchhof | off Grimmaischestr., Leipzig, Saxony, Germany (Zentrum)
Phone Number: 0341/960-2855
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Ranked #1 of 62 Attractions in Leipzig
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Bach served as the choirmaster at this church, to which his grave was moved in 1949, for the last...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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Oakham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We attended a concert of Bach's Christmas Oratorio here and also visited it afterwards. For us, it was one of the highlights of the trip. Do also visit the Bach museum.

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Delft, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

After having played Bach for years and listened hours to his music, I finally had the opportunity to visit the church where he had been working for quite some years.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

J. S. Bach served as the choirmaster here for many years. Though the church suffered damage in WWII, it has been rebuilt as it was originally. There are some new stained glass windows, including one to Mendelssohn and a Swedish one also.

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Linthicum Heights, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The church offered an organ concert. Event though we didn't care for the music offered, the sound of this pipe organ is gorgeous. The music needed to be more uplifting. The music was very dissident.

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Gairloch, United Kingdom
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

.....not my words but taken from the Church short guide. We have visited this Church on previous stays in Leipzig but on this occasion, at the start of Advent, there was the opportunity to enjoy one of the frequent performances of a Bach Motette. The choir and the organ solo performed in the Church is really something to experience given... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I visited St. Thomas church 6 years ago but at that time I was wondered due to it architectural building. It was very beautiful and also after visiting it, I enjoyed more and more from the Bach's epus.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This is where J S Bach is buried. Rehearsals were taking place for an advent concert and the music was heavenly. A welcome place of calm in the midst of the Christmas market stalls.

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Buffalo, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The boys choir is outstanding. This is a beautiful church in which J.S.Bach served as cantor for almost 25 years. The accoustics in this church are amazing.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The church is the one where Bach once worked (along with the work in Leipzig university), where he composed hundreds of different pieces of music. The church holds lots of classical music concerts. I visited one of the orchestra concert in the evening. The music was just beautiful!

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Mainz, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

When you walk into Thomaskirche, you immediately can see the German architecture at work with the Gothic structure. (Granted this was a reconstruction due to maintenance and bombings). It has some more modern attributes including the bell tower's architecture. I also really appreciate that the inside of the church is much more low-key than a lot of churches in Germany... More 

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