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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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  • Average5%
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Thomaskirchhof | off Grimmaischestr., Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went to see the church because it is famous for having J.S.Bach as its choir master for his last 27 years, during which he composed many of the pieces we all love. The church is quite beautiful with a lovely alter piece, stained glass...More

Thank James K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the church and will be back for a concert tomorrow night. It is very imposing and well worth the visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed attending a service at Thomaskirche even though we don't speak German. It was a baptism service and a chance to hear a good local choir and the big organ. Unfortunately, they ran out of programs which make it difficult for a visitor to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

nice church and great organs ( 2) there are a lot of tourist here but no problem you can see all that you want to see

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

J S Bach lived and worked at the Thomaskirche for 27 years. He’s buried in the church. Across the road is the Bach Museum, well worth the 10-euro entrance fee. If you have any experience or affinity to Bach, this pair of buildings is almost...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being a huge fan of J.S. Bach, this was probably the highlight of my visit to Leipzig. It's not that it's a particularly stunning church, but - as many readers will know - it's where Bach spent so much of his working life and where...More

Thank JackPudding
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take your time and spend 30 minutes inside the church. Listen to the orgel playing and look around all the windows in different colors. I feel small when I face what they so many years ago could achieve without power tools!

Thank PerEsp2017
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Incredible standing in the church where Bach spent years working. I was fortunate that a pastor at the church was upstairs and allowed me to come up and see the organ Bach played. (It is still being played when performing Baroque music). Towards the front...More

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Reviewed 17 May 2018 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

Thank BigWoo
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

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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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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