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St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche)

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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
+49 341 9602855
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Before the church, there is a statue of Bach and inside the church is his grave and one of the stained glass window depicting his portrait. Also, the church itself is really nice.

Thank Zbyněk Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Thomaskirche twice -- the first time there was a beautiful choir practice and the second time an organist was playing. The acoustics are amazing. We paid our respects at the Bach's grave. Photos are not permitted but it seems a lot of folks...More

Thank AnnaandPeterK3D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While St Thomas's isn't stunning to look at, the grave of Johann Sebastián Bach is located at the side of the altar. This church costs €220,000 per year to maintain and the organ sounds amazing. Each night at 7pm there is a Bach recital outside...More

Thank DM S
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Dropped in to see the inside, the outside is nice, and the inside would be great for photos, except that the day I was in there, they had the area up front from the middle of the church roped off. They have concerts on Friday...More

1  Thank Kip F
Reviewed 7 September 2018

My husband is a huge Bach fan so we had to go pay our respects. It's a gorgeous church. We only wish we could have seen the boys choir.

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Reviewed 21 August 2018

This is a charming little church and a must for Bach fans. The small side exhibit is interesting and the stained glass is lovely. A chance to show respect at his burial site and take a photo of the Bach statue outside.

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Reviewed 19 August 2018

... we were guests over a weekend of two Motette performances. The Thomaschor is certainly an old choir but also one that je-juvenates by allowing a new class to join every year. The choir under leadership of Gotthold Schwarz is expertly singing the Kantates of...More

1  Thank FOL-1003
Reviewed 18 August 2018

A very nice church to explore. Amazing stain glass windows and the site Bach's burial. There is also a small exhibit of Bach sheet music and other items. Worth the visit

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Reviewed 16 August 2018

This is a really nice church to wander around but whilst I was there, there was an organist practising for a recital so it made it extra special. A notice is on the entrance door to explain when there are practices, recitals, etc. going on...More

Thank Bruce F
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

I had opportunity to participate in the Bach festival and many concerts were at this beautiful church. Amazing ‼️acoustic is excellent. Love it

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Maureen P
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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