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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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Must see for Bach lovers

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Went to hear the Christmas Oratorio in Bach's church. The place is like a temple to Bach, who was its cantor for many years until his death in 1750. It is a typical church, but with Bach buried where the alter usually is, it is anything but typical. I did not like the acoustics-- too much echo, and the audience... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

A concert at St. Thomas Church with boy's choir, full orchestra, organs and choir is heaven on earth. Choose a seat under the balcony with the sound circling in the air over your head and no visual distractions. Of course, a stop at Bach's tomb and the small museum is obligatory.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

The church is one of the two main churches in Leipzig and home of the famous choir. Johann Sebastian Bach worked here and his grave can be visited within the church.

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