St. Thomas Church Leipzig

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Opening hours

The St. Thomas Church is open daily from 9:00 am till 6:00 pm. Visitations and guided tours are allowed when worship services and motets are not proceeding. We reserve the right to temporarily close the church without advanced notice due to sound and film rehearsals.

Guided Tours

Guided tours during opening hours are available by the staff of the St. Thomas Church by appointment. All visitors are asked to be aware that churches are a place of worship and quietness. 

Fees for Guided Tours

There is a 1€ fee per person for tour groups visiting the St. Thomas Church, which is to be paid at the Thomas Shop.

Permission to sing

For many choirs it is a special experience to sing in the St. Thomas Church in front of Johann Sebastian Bach's grave. Because it is not possible to grant all choirs a concert or the opportunity to participate in the musical part of church services, we established the "permission to sing". With this permission, choirs are welcome to perform any sacred a capella songs from the steps of the altar room (not from the galleries) within a time frame of 20 minutes. Unfortunately, it is not possible to use the organ. This short, informal concert is without publicity, but the church is open to visitors, so you will have an audience in any case. For the "permission to sing" the St. Thomas Church charges a fee of 100 Euro for the maintenance of the church. If you are interested please send us an e-mail at least four weeks in advance.
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All your choir members are most welcome to visit the Thomasshop next to the St. Thomas Church. In the assortment, you find the CDs of Thomas Choir, Leipzig T-shirts, mugs and other unique products around Bach, the St. Thomas Church and the music - nice souvenirs of a special experience in the St. Thomas Church.

Steeple Tours

Tours of the church steeple are offered from April till end of November. Tours begin at 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 4:30 pm (after the motet) on Saturdays and at 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm on Sundays. From the top of the tower, there is a breathtaking view of the city of Leipzig.
Furthermore, visitors can view the 500-year old Gothic roof truss of the St. Thomas Church. The entrance fee is 2€ per person; children under 12 years are free. Guided tours of the steeple for private groups are also available with advanced registration.

Pilgerpass and Wanderpass

Pilgerpass of the Ecumenical Pilgrimage Path (through Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia) at the price of 3,- € and Wanderpass of the Luther´s Path are now available in the Thomasshop. There you can also get the corresponding stamp.

Restrooms at the St. Thomas Church

The public restrooms at the St. Thomas Church are located on the south side of the church (next to the Bach memorial) and Dittrichring (right of the main entrance). The restrooms are open daily from 10:00 am till 6:00 pm (11:00 am till 4:00 pm Mondays through Thursdays during the months of January, February, March and November). There is a .70€ charge for the use of the restrooms.

Handicap Entrance

The wheelchair entrance is through the door in the Burgstraße.

Hearing-impaired visitors should sit on the left-side of the center nave and adjust their hearing aids to "Telephone".


Evang.- Luth. Parish St. Thomas Leipzig
Thomaskirchhof 18
04109 Leipzig
Telefon: +49 (0) 341 - 2 22 24-0
Fax: +49 (0) 341 - 2 22 24-105
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Donation Account

Bank für Kirche und Diakonie
IBAN DE17350601901664700022
BLZ: 350 601 90
Kto.: 1664 700 022

Office for Events and Organization

Office for Church Music
Gudrun Hartmann
Thomaskirchhof 18
04109 Leipzig
Telefon: +49 (0) 341 - 2 22 24-115
Fax: +49 (0) 341 - 2 22 24-105
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Tickets and Information

Thomaskirche - Bach 2000 Marketing GmbH
Thomaskirchhof 18
04109 Leipzig
Telefon: + 49 (0) 341 - 2 22 24-200
Fax: + 49 (0) 341 - 2 22 24-205
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Photos Terms of Use

Indoor photos of the St. Thomas Church are protected by the juridical Copyright Act. They can be used for commercial purpose only after the Ev.-Luth. Kirchgemeinde St. Thomas´authorization. The permission has to be given in writing. Therefore we please you to contact us to the following email address: Symbol E-Mail-Link, to ask for approval.