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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 via mobile

We called in here twice, once as part of a private party listening to both organs being played, and once as general tourists. As well as being a living church it is, of course, famous for its connection with J S Bach. To be in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great experience being in the church where J.S. Bach did so much of his work and music-making. We heard both organs being played which was wonderful. The acoustics were a perfect match! There is so much going on here that there is hardly...More

Thank Carl C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Must see. In the old centre of the city, small music museum in the church. Outside there is a shop of Bach related trivia and a bronze model of the Dom.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful Lutheran Gothic/Romanesque church with loads of history, but most famously the tomb of Bach. His grave is beneath the floor of the choir sanctuary. It is a very serene and peaceful place to visit. There are curiously two organs. The older...More

Thank Angela C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Johann Sebastian Bach was such a brilliant composer and being in Leipzig meant I just had to visit this church, which was his workplace and where he is buried. The church itself is not so impressive, but you can see the tomb of Bach and...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Recommend this lovely church for a visit. Bach, Bach and more Bach - his grave, where his kids were baptized and so much amazing music. Enjoyed thoroughly.

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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

This has to be the one place in the world for music lovers to visit. In the city centre near the market, it was miraculously saved when all around was being bombed during WWII. Beautiful outside , it is the musical history inside that sends...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

This church has such an attachment to Bach, you can see his tombstone etc, and the windows depict such colourful scenes. Recommend

Thank Kevin T
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

It happened to me to visit this church, which is almost a monument to Bach, while tests were underway for a concert for organ and voice. The singer's voice was very clear from the gallery, evidently favored by the particular architecture of the church. Fantastic...More

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Reviewed 30 March 2018

The church where J.S.Bach used to work at. It was affiliated to many great musicians like Mozart and Wagner etc. If you are a classical music fan, look out for Bach and Mendelssohn picture on the church's stained glass windows.

Thank Chin W
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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
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