St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche), Leipzig

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#1 of 19 in Historic Sites in Leipzig
St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche) 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 (Thomaskirche) on your trip to Leipzig, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • In general, I am not a fan of visiting churches, even just for the sake of a beautiful view of their architecture, but I can not deny that this one, as I sometimes see in other places, looks good. In ...  more »
  • Beautiful church, which became known worldwide with the Thomaner Choir;)Wonderful old windows, which you should definitely look at longer and not to forget the tower ascent, where you have an all-round view of Leipzig;)
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  • In general, I am not a fan of visiting churches, even just for the sake of a beautiful view of their architecture, but I can not deny that this one, as I sometimes see in other places, looks good. In the old days they knew how to build a beautiful church. Modern "shiny boxes" didn't even stand next to that architecture.
  • Well preserved and beautiful church, where Bach used to work. A must for classical music lovers, I was lucky enough to get into a concert inside. Awesome.
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