St. Thomas Church, Leipzig
St. Thomas Church, Leipzig - Address, Phone Number
Address: Evang.- Luth. Parish St. Thomas Leipzig, Thomaskirchhof 18, 04109 Leipzig
Time Required: 00:45 Mins
Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
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About St. Thomas Church, Leipzig
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 Information
- 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.
St. Thomas Church Ticket Prices
- Guided group tours -1€ / person
- Tour to Steeple - 2€/ person, children (under 12years) – free
- Fees for restroom - 70€
St. Thomas Church Opening and Closing 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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What an amazing historical and architectural site! From Bach's tomb to the unification of Germany this is a must see historical site. Beautiful architecture which is hard to find post WWII. The acoustics in the building are fantastic as they play the organ. For only a euro admission this is great. There is a great small music museum with many old texts and instruments. You can really feel the significance of this building while exploring, I'm not too much of a spiritual person but this place sure made me feel something. Beautiful place to visit and absolutely essential to any music lover.
The church of Bach! What more can I say?
Church in the center of Leipzig with beautiful stained glass windows and the final resting place of Bach.
Humble setting despite all the visitors that this Church gets. Tomb of Bach is inside and highly recommend attending a service to hear the choir if time permits (though note that all programme/speeches are in German only).
It is a very beautiful and important church. Interested place to visit and to pray.