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St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche)

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Address: Thomaskirchhof | off Grimmaischestr., Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number: 0341/960-2855
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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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Beautiful!

A beautiful old church with a strong connection to Johann Sebastian Bach. Beautiful interiors with an amazing altar. Bach's burial plot is inside the church.

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Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A beautiful old church with a strong connection to Johann Sebastian Bach. Beautiful interiors with an amazing altar. Bach's burial plot is inside the church.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Try to visit the accompanying school. Bach taught and worked in the church for almost 30 years. They have celebrated over 800 years. Good luck and enjoy.

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A beautifully renovated church which still shows its strong connections with Bach. The decor is simple but very striking and much has been done to incorporate elements of the church that survived the war. It really is a must see when in Leipzig.

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Emmeloord, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this church to enjoy the 'Motette'. But after having paid the entry fee (only €2, fortunately), the program revealed there were no Motets at all. We were more or less trapped into a Lutherian service, complete with sermon and prayer. Some people walked off after reading the program, but many seemed to be OK with it. It would... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

We attended a Bach concert at this church organised by the Weimarer Bachkantaten-Akademie - part of an international summer school run by Helmuth Rilling. Really excellent music. Well done to everybody concerned!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Having played classical piano, I wanted to see where J.S. Bach was buried. This is also the church where he was the musical director. It is pretty, but not nearly as ornate as some of the Baroque churches in the south part of Germany. Also charming was the fact that a trio was playing a collection of Bach's music in... More 

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Asbury Park, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

If you are a lover of the music of Bach, this is the place to go. His remains are in the nave of the church. There are numerous opportunities I hear the music of Bach in the context of liturgical services. Fridays are at Nicholaikirche, a 5 minute walk. Saturday is at Thomaskirche (both are evening prayer services with a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

Quiet, bright and peaceful. A place to relax, if you will, and get in touch with a greater spirit, if you believe. Architecture outside is astonishing; inside, not much (it seemed very modern and renewed to me). Worth the visit inside because of J.S. Bach's tomb, if you're interested in that. I was lucky enough to see a rehearsal of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

Sitting in a church originally built in 12th century and where Bach was director almost 300 years ago, and listening to a Bach concert is indescribable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

If you are a Bach lover same as me, this is a must. Bach is buried in this church, and he was an organist here for many years. The church itself is nice, and they have tours to go to the top of the bell tower. The tour at the tower was very nice, and the view from the top... More 

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