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St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche), Leipzig

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St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche) is most famous for being the resting place of composer Johann Sebastian Bach. It's also where he worked as a choir director. Reformer Martin Luther preached here on Pentecost Sunday in 1539. Today, it is a Lutheran church. In the sanctuary, study the portraits of superintendents of Leipzig. The oldest dates back to 1614. Note the stained-glass windows. One is a portrait of Bach, and another is Felix Mendelssohn. Outside the church, look for the statue of Bach. Plan to visit St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche) during your Leipzig vacation using our convenient Leipzig trip itinerary maker.
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  • This is (obviously) a must see for any Bach fan. The church where he spent so much time as cantor and also where he is buried. It is free to visit, although I believe there is a charge when concerts a...  more »
  • Surprising visit to Bach's grave and a little exhibition. Bach story nicely displayed and described. There are concerts there almost everyday. Must see.  more »
  • Beautiful interior - we were there to attend a concert but it was a bit of a Gottesdienst (service) with a sermon, hymn by Martin Luther and prayers including the Lord's Prayer in German - acoustics v...  more »
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  • Beautiful Church where the great Johann Sebastian Bach is buried. Free entry. If you have the chance to see the Thomanerchor don't lose it.
  • Very nice church, free to visit, with Bach's grave.
  • Another must visit on your Leipzig trip! Come for a concert and listen to the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and see the place where he lived and worked.
  • Final resting place of J. S. Bach, with frequent musical and other events.
  • Impressive and serene. Make sure to head inside and visit Johann Sebastian Bach's grave.