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  • Johnny

    The Thomaskirche in Leipzig is one of the two main churches of the city and known as the site of Johann Sebastian Bach and the St. Thomas Choir worldwide. On the occasion of the Bach year 1950, the bones of Bach, who was here from 1723 until his death in 1750 Thomaskantor, were transferred from the ruined St. John's Church.

    In the Thomaskirche the Thomanerchor and the Gewandhausorchester appear regularly. Fridays at 18:00, Saturdays at 15:00 in the motet and Sundays at the service at 9:30. On special occasions and festive days, Thomas concerts are performed mainly with works by Johann Sebastian Bach and Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy.

    Source and more: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomaskirche_(Leipzig)

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    • December 18, 2016

  • Sachsen Onkel

    Year of construction of the church dates back to the 12th century. Here the University of Leipzig was founded. Originally, the building was Romanesque, which was then converted into a gothic building, which can be recognized by the preserved naval nave. The octagonal tower dates from the Renaissance. The grave of J. S. Bach is also in the church.

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    • September 14, 2017

  • Danny & Kalle

    Attention here, the photos of the interiors may not be placed on the Internet, according to notice posted at the church.
    To be paid in the shop for a fee of 1 €:
    Opening hours of the Thomasshop:
    Monday - Saturday:
    10:00 to 18:00
    Sunday:
    11:00 to 18:00

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    • July 17, 2018

  • JR56

    The Thomaskirche is one of the two central places of worship in downtown Leipzig: place of music, home of the St. Thomas choir and final resting place of the great St. Thomas Cantor Johann Sebastian Bach. Today people from all over the world come to the Thomaskirche to experience a service, a motet with the St. Thomas Choir and the Gewandhaus Orchestra, or concerts and organ music.

    thomaskirche.org

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    • June 15, 2019

  • Karsten S.

    The exterior of the church is mainly characterized by renovations and conversions from the 19th century. After the church was transferred from the possession of the council to the self-administration of the parish in 1869, historicizing renovations took place on the outer facade for around 30 years. The neo-Gothic show facade was designed by Constantin Lipsius, while at the same time all Gothic and Renaissance facade elements were removed.

    From time immemorial the tower contained the tower's apartment. The last watchman moved out in 1917.

    The air raid on Leipzig on December 4, 1943 caused damage to the entire structure. The air raid also destroyed large parts of the buildings that once surrounded the church, so that restorations after the end of the war were necessary for restoration work. The uniform plaster is particularly noteworthy, while large parts of the façade freed up by the lack of extensions had only consisted of unplastered brick masonry.

    On the occasion of the Bach year 1950, the bones of Bach, who were Thomaskantor from 1723 until his death in 1750, were transferred from the destroyed St. John's Church.

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    • September 10, 2019

  • Frank-Michael

    The Thomaskirche in Leipzig is - together with the Nikolaikirche - one of the two main churches of the city and known as the site of Johann Sebastian Bach and the St. Thomas Choir worldwide.

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    • November 27, 2019

  • Tobias

    Here is all the information about the St. Thomas Church in Leipzig:
    thomaskirche.org

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    • August 4, 2018

  • Karsten S.

    The exterior of the church is mainly characterized by renovations and conversions from the 19th century. After the church was transferred from the possession of the council to the self-administration of the parish in 1869, historicizing renovations took place on the outer facade for around 30 years. The neo-Gothic show facade was designed by Constantin Lipsius, while at the same time all Gothic and Renaissance facade elements were removed.

    From time immemorial the tower contained the tower's apartment. The last watchman moved out in 1917.

    The air raid on Leipzig on December 4, 1943 caused damage to the entire structure. The air raid also destroyed large parts of the buildings that once surrounded the church, so that restorations after the end of the war were necessary for restoration work. The uniform plaster is particularly noteworthy, while large parts of the façade freed up by the lack of extensions had only consisted of unplastered brick masonry.

    On the occasion of the Bach year 1950, the bones of Bach, who were Thomaskantor from 1723 until his death in 1750, were transferred from the destroyed St. John's Church.

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    • September 10, 2019

  • Thomas ADFC Saar

    Church of the Holy Sepulcher by Johann Sebastian Bach.

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    • September 21, 2020

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