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St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche)

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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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Thomaskirchhof | off Grimmaischestr., Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
+49 341 9602855
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This church is worth a walk to. It is a lovely building, very photogenic. We didn’t go inside. Not sure if it is open to the public or not.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jemma W
Reviewed November 5, 2018

We were disappointed that the famed boys choir was on vacation but a local recommended that we attend the 6 pm Friday service anyway as the non-resident choir was good. The queue for the service was already forming at 5.15pm. The service was free but...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 3, 2018

Beautiful historic church. Burial place of J.S.Bach. Well worth a visit. Central location, easy to get to.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Cecilia D
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

Thomaskirche is a beautiful church in downtown Leipzig. It is very close to the train station. Aside from being of historical interest, it as a pace where Johann Sebastian Bach led the famed Boys Choir for thirty years, where he wrote about one cantata week...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Fletch1946
Reviewed October 29, 2018

One of the city's main churches and is well downtown. Beautiful inside and out and with a wonderful history to know. Highly recommend the visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Vanessa S
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

A historic church where Bach is an important part of its history. Quite impressive and worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank NoName007
Reviewed October 26, 2018

To be at this very special place - to meet the Man, and sit and reflect on his prodigious talent in the very place where he lived and worked, and his immense contribution to the world of Music - words fail me. Herr Bach -...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BandJGredig
Reviewed September 26, 2018

Before the church, there is a statue of Bach and inside the church is his grave and one of the stained glass window depicting his portrait. Also, the church itself is really nice.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Zbyněk Z
Reviewed September 22, 2018

We visited Thomaskirche twice -- the first time there was a beautiful choir practice and the second time an organist was playing. The acoustics are amazing. We paid our respects at the Bach's grave. Photos are not permitted but it seems a lot of folks...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

While St Thomas's isn't stunning to look at, the grave of Johann Sebastián Bach is located at the side of the altar. This church costs €220,000 per year to maintain and the organ sounds amazing. Each night at 7pm there is a Bach recital outside...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Maureen P
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Response from 951carlv | Reviewed this property |
Hi, unfortunately no. According to their website there isn't much to do during the week. Services are on Sundays and much of the action are on Saturdays... It's a shame. Cheers Carl