St. Thomas Church

Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
  • Address: Evang.- Luth. Parish St. Thomas Leipzig, Thomaskirchhof 18, 04109 Leipzig, Germany
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +49-341222240
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 00:45 Mins
  • Tags: Church, Religious Site, Landmark, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Tower

Considered as one of the two houses of worship in Leipzig, St. Thomas Church is a worth visit place from a religious point of view as well as from a traveler’s view point. Located at the center of the city, the church is said to be the final resting place of Johann Sebastian Bach, the Cantor of St. Thomas. His grave lies beneath the bronze plate in front of the altar. Today, visitors from all over the world come here not only to see the grave but also to hear the motet by the St. Thomas Boys Choir. That’s why; the church has become both a place of worship as well as a center of musical creativity.

Come here to attend the musical concerts and organ music that takes place in the church. Don’t forget to climb up the Steeple tower from where you get a jaw-dropping of the entire city of Leipzig. You can also see the 500 year old Gothic roof truss from the top of this tower.

  • Visitations and guided tours are allowed when worship services and motets are not proceeding.
  • Guided tours during opening hours available with prior appointment.
  • Maintain tranquility while visiting the church.
  • Private group visit to the steeple is available with prior appointment.
  • Hearing-impaired visitors should sit on the left-side of the center nave and adjust their hearing aids to "Telephone".
  • The wheelchair entrance is through the door in the Burgstrasse.

  • Guided group tours -1€ / person
  • Tour to Steeple - 2€/ person, children (under 12years) – free
  • Fees for restroom - 70€

Steeple tours – (from April to November)

  • Saturday - 1pm, 2pm, 4:30pm (after the motet)
  • Sunday – 2pm , 3pm

Restrooms at the church

Open daily – 10am -6pm (11am – 4pm from Monday to Thursday in January, February, March and November)

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  • St. Thomas Church Address: Evang.- Luth. Parish St. Thomas Leipzig, Thomaskirchhof 18, 04109 Leipzig, Germany
  • St. Thomas Church Contact Number: +49-341222240
  • St. Thomas Church Timing: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • St. Thomas Church Price: Free
  • Best time to visit St. Thomas Church(preferred time): 10:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit St. Thomas Church: 00:45 Mins
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  • 95% of people who visit Leipzig include St. Thomas Church in their plan

  • 37.85% of people start their St. Thomas Church visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see St. Thomas Church

Monday, Wednesday and Sunday

53.33% of people prefer walking in order to reach St. Thomas Church

People normally club together Stadtgeschichtliches Museum and Zeitgeschichtliches Forum Leipzig while planning their visit to St. Thomas Church.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • This church holds the grave of Johan Sebastian Bach. It is a church with quite a historical value. This is a must-visit spot in Leipzig. There's a quick eatery next to the church and the place is family-friendly. A great spot to enjoy one of the oldest choirs in Germany, if not the entire world.

  • It is a very good place for relaxing with a nice park in the front of the church

  • located Southwest of the Leipzig's Markt, you will find Thomaskirche, home of the world-famous St. Thomas Choir. Built in 1212 as the church of an Augustinian house. The west front dates from renovation work carried out between 1872 and 1889. Opposite the church is the Bosehaus, home of the Bach Research Institute and Memorial and the Bach Archive

  • A really important visit for culture and music lovers.

  • This place is famous for the musician Bach especially. This church is a typical design for worship with pipe organs. A live and peaceful place.

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