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St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche)

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Address: Thomaskirchhof | off Grimmaischestr., Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
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+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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Kind of a let down

The church by itself was a let down. However, it did contain Bach's grave and there was a lady playing the organ in the church. There is stained glass artwork on one side of the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Boulder, Colorado
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The church by itself was a let down. However, it did contain Bach's grave and there was a lady playing the organ in the church. There is stained glass artwork on one side of the church. If I was to do it again, I would try and attend a concert here.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Thechoir of this church is world- renowned and can be heard at concerts and most Sunday morning services. Famous as the church where J S Bach was cantor.

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Badalona, Catalonia, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very important church with historical significance related to the fall of the Berlin Wall, as it is where the peaceful protest against it started in 1989. Unfortunately if you come here as a tourist without knowing much about it, you will probably miss most of it as there are not many indications, or only in German. It... More 

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Mellor, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sparse, clean church with excellent choir and organ with a great sense of history. We attended a concert of JS Bach's ST John Passion - excellent!

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State College, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If Leipzig is the holy city of German music, Thomaskirche is its shrine (sorry, Gewandhaus #3). There are more ornate, visually, and historically interesting churches throughout Europe and, indeed, the rest of the world, but if you are a musician invested in Bach (I am an organist), this is a place that should be on your bucket list. My wife... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice church,where Bach lead the Thomaner chorus many years ago,also where he's resting now. Nice and you gotta listen to a performance!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The church is simple but with some highlights! There was a marble "altarpiece", hope is the right word, that took all my attention as well the roof. Sebastian Bach is buried there and the history is very interesting! A friend of mine, who is a musician, was SO happy to be there that instead of walking was kind of jumping... More 

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Timisoara, Romania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The church, situated in the city center, is beautiful. I enjoyed the museum and the giftshop,too. It´s the burial place of Johann Sebastian Bach, so a must see for every Bach music lover.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the second time I visited it with the first time when it was communist East Germany so it was nice to visit it and see how much the area and church as changed over the years. It was the first time for my wife visiting it and we both thoroughly enjoyed our self guided tour through the church.... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Thomas Church Boys Choir's Conserts on Friday and Saturday afternoon / evenings is a once in a lifetime experience.

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