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Address: Thomaskirchhof | off Grimmaischestr., Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number: +49 341 9602855
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Bach served as the choirmaster at this church, to which his grave was moved...

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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Heaven on earth

A concert at St. Thomas Church with boy's choir, full orchestra, organs and choir is heaven on earth. Choose a seat under the balcony with the sound circling in the air over your... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A concert at St. Thomas Church with boy's choir, full orchestra, organs and choir is heaven on earth. Choose a seat under the balcony with the sound circling in the air over your head and no visual distractions. Of course, a stop at Bach's tomb and the small museum is obligatory.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The church is one of the two main churches in Leipzig and home of the famous choir. Johann Sebastian Bach worked here and his grave can be visited within the church.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to hear the Choir one night! awesome experience! they sang veru nice and the church its very nice as well

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

We visited Thomas kirche in October 2016 - to pay a visit to the church that was the home of JS Bach as cantor from 1723 - 1750. His grave is located in the church - altar section but if you read the history of the church his remains were only interred in the church in 1950 (moved form his... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

The church is beautiful and there is no cost for entry. There is a small book store for those wishing to learn more about Martin Luther and the Boys choir. Concert schedules are also available

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

The Thomaskirche is something of a shrine for lovers of classical music, located centrally in Leipzig just across from the market. The statue of Bach outside the main door makes it clear why this is important, for the composer not only worked at the church but his remains are interred there. Although he was responsible for music at a number... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

A beautiful church in its own right but made very special as JSBach worked there for 27years and wrote much of his best music then.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

Most people will visit this church, not only for its architectural merits, but also because of its historical association with J.S Bach. It is, therefore, self recommending. I am writing this revue to draw to your attention that on Friday and Saturday afternoons there is a performance of a Bach cantata. This in context of a religious service, so there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

This is a very old church in the historic centre of Leipzig, widely famous for the fact that Bach was working in it for many years, and Bach's tomb is in the church. Very close to it is Bach's museum, and many places around the church have the name of Bach in their namings. The building itself is really beautiful... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

The home of the famous boys choir (110 boys in the school). A beautiful church with two organs, and Bachs tombstone. The sign insider says that there isn't a steady congregation, and it relies on music to give the visitors Gods message.

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