St. Thomas Church
St. Thomas Church (Photo: LTM/ Andreas Schmidt)
This late Gothic house of worship dates back to the 12th century. A memorial plaque on a pillar in the nave recalls the start of the Reformation, launched by Luther with a sermon in 1539. One of the largest stained-glass windows in the church shows Luther holding the Bible. St. Thomas Church is also inextricably linked with Johann Sebastian Bach, who served as choirmaster of the St. Thomas Boys Choir for 27 years and whose tomb is in the choir.