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St. Thomas Church, Leipzig

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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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  • .... And think a bit about the life of JS Bach and inspire on the location where Bach worked and composed. FRIDAY and Saturday you can for a small charge listen to a Motette....  more »
  • Beautiful old church. Located right next to the Bach Museum. His grave is located inside the church.  more »
  • Place famous for Johann Sebastian Bach, who was an organist here. In addition to the tombstone and the monument in front of the entrance, in the publicly accessible treasury, you can find musical instruments from Bach's times and various memorabilia related to the composer. It is also one of the oldest churches in Leipzig with a beautiful Gothic net vault. It's worth a look while walking around the center, there are no entrance fees. Concerts are also held here.
  • The floors still give a creek but you can notice the recent renovation. The smell of cut wood along the narrow passages is rewarding. A snuggled feeling is what I got when I took a seat. I could imagine this place as my meditation during the winter

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