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. Use our Leipzig trip maker to visit St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche) on your trip to Leipzig, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • I think you must have seen the Church, when one is in Leipzig. It is well maintained and fairs take place regularly. Also for not believing people a tourist attraction.
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  • This would be enough to recommend a visit, not to mention the architectural charm of the hotel. Sure, pay homage at the tomb of the great musician, for a fan of the genre is priceless.
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  • The beautiful church is famous because J.S. Bach was the Kapellmeister and because his mortal remains are buried. The origin of the Church dates back to the 12nd century. It has undergone many changes and renovations. The St Thomas ' Boys Choir, which was directed (1723-1750) by the composer, is still today one of Germany's most famous.
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  • Nice, big church building with Bach's grave in the church. They hold church services there, in addition to concerts. We were able to go in and see the grave, even on a holiday. The program for the church service had helpful English prompts, in addition to music and text for the congregational songs. The concert we wanted to see was sold out, so it might be a good idea to go early to get tickets. We visited the church two or three times in two days and there was always at least one tour bus parked at the church. There are a number of cafés in the area and a short walk away there are a few museums about the Staatssicherheitsdienst history of the GDR.
  • What an amazing historical and architectural site! From Bach's tomb to the unification of Germany this is a must see historical site. Beautiful architecture which is hard to find post WWII. The acoustics in the building are fantastic as they play the organ. For only a euro admission this is great. There is a great small music museum with many old texts and instruments. You can really feel the significance of this building while exploring, I'm not too much of a spiritual person but this place sure made me feel something. Beautiful place to visit and absolutely essential to any music lover.
  • WC close to this church was clean, you can use it with 90c
  • Church in the center of Leipzig with beautiful stained glass windows and the final resting place of Bach.
  • The church of Bach! What more can I say?

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