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“It is most famous as the place where Johann Sebastian Bach worked as a cantor, and as the current location of his remain”

St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche)
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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.
Petaluma, California
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“It is most famous as the place where Johann Sebastian Bach worked as a cantor, and as the current location of his remain”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Visiting the final resting place of this musical genius I could almost hear the mighty organ playing his music.

Visited October 2012
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Tallinn, Estonia
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“The organ”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

So i went to see the final resting place of Johann Sebastian Bach. I was in a hurry but thought I´d at least see the church. And I´m so glad I did, it is a really nice church and when I got there someone was playing the organ...so it gave the place a special feeling...magical even. Someone here said that they wished they brought flowers, the same thought crossed my mind when I was standing there. So anyone who appreciates music, this place is a must when visiting Leipzig.

Visited October 2012
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Virginia, USA
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“Go to a concert”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

To be in the church where Bach was cantor was amazing. His grave is also there. I wish I had thought to bring flowers. Others had left them there. We heard the Boy's choir sing and the organ played. It was fantastic!

Visited September 2012
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Auckland
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“Thomanerchor”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

The Thomaner choir is a must and and a highlight of and on anyone's trip. To hear a choir, which has been in existence for 800 years, perform Bach's music in the place he wrote and performed it originally is breathtaking and touches one's soul.

Visited September 2012
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Reykjavík
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“Go and listen to the concerts there over the weekend”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

There are concerts in this Bach church fridays at 17:00 and saturdays at 15:00 - the cost is 2 euro per person and it's well worth the trip.

Visited September 2012
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