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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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  • 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.  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • This Memorial Church to visit everyone who at least superficially familiar with the works of the great composer. There is his tomb, there is a small museum and, lastly, there you can listen to the body, which are executed by his immortal works. A very significant landmark of the town.
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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.