St. Thomas Church

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  • Address: Evang.- Luth. Parish St. Thomas Leipzig, Thomaskirchhof 18, 04109 Leipzig, Germany
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +49-341222240
  • 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.

St. Thomas Church Travel Tips

  • 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.

Entrance Ticket Details For St. Thomas Church

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

St. Thomas Church Hours

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
  • 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

St. Thomas Church Reviews & Ratings

  • 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.

  • Phantastic place, very famous thanks to Johann Sebastian Bach who was a cantor there and wrote my wonderful music pieces for orchestra and organ. Thank you, Johann for the music which you shared with us. I hope that we meet in heaven. I have some themes for you and will be glad to hear your fugues on it.

  • Beautiful church in down town Leipzig featuring the art and music of Bach. Bach museum located right next door. Great place to visit for music, food, tours, and general relaxation. Inside of the church is historic and full of iconic art and architecture. Make this part if your trip to Leipzig.

  • Very nice church. The Bach Choir plays here every now and then. You have a very small Museum displaying some instruments played by the orchestra under Johan Sebastian Bach. It has 2 organs with beautiful sound. You can check the schedule and plan to go when the choir sings or when they have mass with the organ playing.

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  • Is there a Bach Festival in Leipzig for Holy Week?

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    • There is a Bach Fest in Leipzig but it is hosted from 14th June to 23rd June. 

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