sights / Religious

Thomaskirche information

Leipzig , Germany
Street Thomaskirchhof 18
+49 341 222 240
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tower €2
Opening hours
church 9am-6pm, tower 1pm, 2pm & 4.30pm Sat, 2pm & 3pm Sun
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Lonely Planet review

The composer Johann Sebastian Bach worked in the Thomaskirche as a cantor from 1723 until his death in 1750, and his remains lie buried beneath a bronze plate in front of the altar. The Thomanerchor , once led by Bach, has been going strong since 1212 and now includes 100 boys aged eight to 18. The church tower can be climbed.