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St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche)

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Address: Thomaskirchhof | off Grimmaischestr., Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
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+49 341 9602855
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Bach served as the choirmaster at this church, to which his grave was moved...

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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We were lucky enough to be able to get seats for this wonderful performance. Thank you. The Bach museum is across the road from the church and we were helped by very pleasant and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Berry, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to be able to get seats for this wonderful performance. Thank you. The Bach museum is across the road from the church and we were helped by very pleasant and helpful staff at the museum.

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Cothen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful and well kept church. We were visiting leipzig with a project choir. And we were given th opportunity to sing a couple of Bach's chorales while gathered around the tombstone. Thrilling at least.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

After having read the Bach biography by John Eliot Gardner, the Thomas Kirche is a must see. It is as if the Leipzig cantates are coming alive. Especially when you're fortunate to also attend a concert (on Friday and/or Saturday). You should combine it with a visit to the Bach museum, just opposite the church. Geen dag zonder Bach.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Wonderful church in architecture and for its' musical history. If you're a music lover this is a 'mecca' for Bach fans and other great musicians of that time period.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Visited this church where JS Bach is buried and where Martin Luther preached. Beautiful architecture and well maintained.

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Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

A wonderful urban Gothic hall church very well restored. Although not initially buried here, JS Bach's remains are now in the choir of the church in which he was choirmaster for over 20 years.

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Leipzig, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Such a beautiful and historical church that I had the great privilege of playing in a few times too. Incredible that the great J.S. Bach was buried there!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

This cathedral is lovely in its own right, but what makes it special is the fact J.S. Bach directed and composed worship music there for so long. His grave is positioned in the center of the chancel, appropriately adorned with fresh flowers and pilgrims who stare in quiet awe as organ music plays. It felt like sacred ground to us,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

As the church where J. S. Bach was musical director from 1723 - 1750 and the place where his mortal remains are interred, this is a must see for classical music lovers.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This is the church, where J.S. Bach was the Music Director from 1723 - 1750. It is very impressive, all the more so, when you think about all of the music that Bach composed and first played on Sunday's here. There has been a church here since the 12th Century. Exterior and interior restoration work was done in the early... More 

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