St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche), Leipzig

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Religious Site · Architectural Building
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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  • Beautiful old church. Located right next to the Bach Museum. His grave is located inside the church.  more »
  • You would have difficulty imagining that it had to be rebuilt after the war. Inside is fairly plain,but worth seeing. However, if you are in Leipzig on a Friday or Saturday, then there is a free(well....  more »
  • Great place - a quiet church set in the middle of busy Leipzig and the workplace and grave of composer Johann Sebastian Bach.  more »
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  • In general, I am not a fan of visiting churches, even just for the sake of a beautiful view of their architecture, but I can not deny that this one, as I sometimes see in other places, looks good. In the old days they knew how to build a beautiful church. Modern "shiny boxes" didn't even stand next to that architecture.
  • Well preserved and beautiful church, where Bach used to work. A must for classical music lovers, I was lucky enough to get into a concert inside. Awesome.
  • Phantastic place, very famous thanks to Johann Sebastian Bach who was a cantor there and wrote my wonderful music pieces for orchestra and organ. Thank you, Johann for the music which you shared with us. I hope that we meet in heaven. I have some themes for you and will be glad to hear your fugues on it.
  • Beautiful church in down town Leipzig featuring the art and music of Bach. Bach museum located right next door. Great place to visit for music, food, tours, and general relaxation. Inside of the church is historic and full of iconic art and architecture. Make this part if your trip to Leipzig.
  • Very nice church. The Bach Choir plays here every now and then. You have a very small Museum displaying some instruments played by the orchestra under Johan Sebastian Bach. It has 2 organs with beautiful sound. You can check the schedule and plan to go when the choir sings or when they have mass with the organ playing.

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