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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Thomaskirchhof | off Grimmaischestr., Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take the time to visit this beautiful Lutheran church, which figures prominently in the history of music. Bach was the choir master here in the mid-1700s.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

JS Bach's church for which he did a LOT of composition - there is a statue of him outside. The first visit coincided with a party of US students who were giving a recital, so access was limited, but a visit later in the week...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The church is cool inside, a welcome relief from the heatwave outside. It is beautifully kept and has that old church musty-woody smell which is lovely. We only spent a few minutes here but the atmosphere inside was tangible. I should imagine that listening to...More

Thank julia h
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ventured into this church one morning while walking around Leipzig. This is where Bach served as the choir master for the last 27 years of his life. A beautiful church in a colorful neighborhood. Definitely worth a look if you’re in Leipzig.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

By a pure fluke we reached here as the choir was performing. The lead singer had an incredible voice. Interior is just stunning.

Thank Alan B
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

This attractive church holds the supposed remains of JS Bach, in front of the altar area. But for me the place to look is not there but up and to the rear. The loft is where Bach and his singers and orchestra created some of...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

This is also known as the "Bach Church" to tourists: J.S. Bach was the music director here from 1723-1750. The building is perfect in its simplicity: the bright white interior is light and surprisingly cheerful for a church. Because of the perfect acoustics the building...More

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Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Walked in on a lazy Sunday afternoon and caught the piano in setup. That sound was so fascinating and the place is stunning too. Perfectly reflecting the vision of Johann Sebastian Bach

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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

We heard the Knabenchor in their final end of term church service at which they sang music by Brahms, Bach and Hassler. The group did not disappoint. On the Sunday we attended Eucharist and also looked around the church. We saw a very interesting display...More

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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
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