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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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  • 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 »
  • If you like churches and are a fan of Bach's music, then this church really is a must see for you. For us it was nice, but nothing truly special. 
    If you like churches and are a fan of Bach's music, then this church really is a must see for you. For us it was nice, but nothing truly special.  more »
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  • So much history in this church. All the great ones have played on the organ inside this church. Most famous of all, Bach himself. Sit in one of the pews and just imagine the joy people must have felt hearing his music directly from his hands.
  • 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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