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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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Thomaskirchhof | off Grimmaischestr., Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I was a little surprised by this church having seen dozens on my trip. This one had a more cheerful and relaxed feel rather than the austere feeling you get in other churches.

Thank Brian L
Reviewed 1 week ago

... the Motette is quasi an Evensong - the choir of the Thomaner, who exist since 1212, so more than 800 years, will sing JS Bach Kantates and other churchly songs. its i think free of charge and one of the best things to do...More

Thank FOL-1003
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bach’s former employer. We attended a beautiful organ recital on New Year’s Eve. The church has an active calendar so if you love good quality music in a comfortable not stressed environment, this is it.

Thank heathcotew
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely old church in the centre of Leipzig. Unlike many of the larger European cathedrals, there’s an intimate feel to the building. It’s also something of an experience to stand in front of the chapel where Johann Sebastian Bach is interred. Quite...More

Thank EdM389
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to visit this church when the organist was practising. The strains of music in such a significant church were wonderful. A must visit if in Leipzig.

Thank travellerX49
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful church dating back to 1212. The stained-glass windows were lovely. Stunning architecture. Bach’s resting place was great to see. The artworks and sculptures were fascinating too. The little exhibition next to the exit was definitely worth a visit too. The prayer wall was...More

Thank DWB1982
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a modest and beautiful church. Its importance lies in the close connections with Johann Sebastian Bach. I advise to combine the visit with Bach museum. Core of the visit shall be the organ and the special exhibition about musical past of the building....More

Thank Tamer H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

He wasn't originally laid to rest here, but it is considered his are the remains buried in the front of the church now.

Thank Richard-Julie_K
Reviewed 28 November 2017

A historic church, it is definitely a must visit. There is a graphic panel before the gate, showing the key historic/ scenic spot of the church. For example: Mendelssohn Portal, Bach's gave, Bach organ, the Altar, Bach window, ...etc. Great!! It's very convenient for tourists....More

Thank liucy752
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Very beautiful church with great architecture and two massive organs. The windows are pieces of art too. Bach worked as a Kapellmeister (music director) from 1723 until his death in 1750, and his remains are buried here under the floor.

Thank TourcoordinatorFI
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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