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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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  • 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 »
  • .... 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.... 
    .... 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 »
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  • 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
  • Aside from this being the place with deep connection to Johann Sebastian Bach and beautiful church, we were blessed to be welcome to a service held by Reverend Moore. His sermon still deeply resonates with us! Thank you Reverend Moore and thank God for this (for us) life-changing encounter.

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