St. Thomas Church is most famous for being the resting place of composer Johann Sebastian Bach. It's also where he worked as a choir director. Reformer Martin Luther preached here on Pentecost Sunday in 1539. Today, it is a Lutheran church. In the sanctuary, study the portraits of superintendents of Leipzig. The oldest dates back to 1614. Note the stained-glass windows. One is a portrait of Bach, and another is Felix Mendelssohn. Outside the church, look for the statue of Bach. Use our Leipzig trip maker to visit St. Thomas Church on your trip to Leipzig, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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St. Thomas Church reviews
As a lifelong musician who owns much of her success to Bach's work; it was truly lovely to finally see Thomaskirche. It was a lovely Sunday. I've lost count of how many churches I've been to, but I...
As a lifelong musician who owns much of her success to Bach's work; it was truly lovely to finally see Thomaskirche. It was a lovely Sunday. I've lost count of how many churches I've been to, but I... more »
Nice church located right in the historical centre of the city. In front of the church you’l find Bach’s statue.His tomb is inside the church. I’d recommend not going directly to the church because...
Nice church located right in the historical centre of the city. In front of the church you’l find Bach’s statue.His tomb is inside the church. I’d recommend not going directly to the church because... more »
I absolutely enjoyed the melodious music , the peace and quiet… perfect for visiting in the evening. It’s opened till 6 and the orchestra started around 5:15 pm . The inside of the church also has a memorial for St. Bach . Must visit for the music when in Leipzig
Where Bach is buried. I also attended an organ concert on Saturday. Need to buy tickets online in advance although there was tickets sold there too.i am not sure the concert played music of Bach but it's good to enjoy the music in this setting.
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