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St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche)

Thomaskirchhof | off Grimmaischestr., Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
+49 341 9602855
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A historic church, it is definitely a must visit. There is a graphic panel before the gate, showing the key historic/ scenic spot of the church. For example: Mendelssohn Portal, Bach's gave, Bach organ, the Altar, Bach window, ...etc. Great!! It's very convenient for tourists....More

Thank liucy752
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very beautiful church with great architecture and two massive organs. The windows are pieces of art too. Bach worked as a Kapellmeister (music director) from 1723 until his death in 1750, and his remains are buried here under the floor.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Church is open every day and it was a piece of history entering this magnificent old church. You may be lucky to enjoy an organ recital when there

Thank Misssophie1234
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a pleasure to see where JS Bach worked during his lifetime as Kappelmeister. So much history here, if you like classical music & especially JSBach this is a must for you.

Thank Boggio
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice seeing both of the organs in this church. Interesting place to visit, and definitely worth a stop.

Thank Emily M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Historic to say the least. It made me reflect how over centuries events connect the past with the ever changing present for us to take lessons for the future. Alas! we ignore the facts. Bach was the Music Director at this church for 27 years...More

Thank Mypace
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walking around with newly discovered German relatives, on a very beautiful day, we came across this pretty church in the middle of the city where old meets new. Full of people listening to the coir practice so couldn't really walk around but did see and...More

Thank Hilda E
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Came across this lovely church right in the centre. Lovely outside and inside, beautifully maintained with intersting history.

Thank David B
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

This is most amazing church you can visit. Bach played here and the very well kept and maintained building is a historic sight you should not miss. see if you get a guided tour so interesting. Around you will find a lot of bars, cafes...More

Thank UdoLandow
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

I was roaming around the city when my eyes got caught by this stunning church! So majestic from outside!Very nice inside as well, beautiful the portrait if Jesus Christ's baptism

Thank Roberto R
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Maureen P
19 May 2016|
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Response from Carl V | 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