The history of the Thomaskirche is filled with famous names. Martin Luther preached here in the 16th century, J.S. Bach was once choirmaster here and the world-famous Thomanerchor choir can still be heard here every week. Architecturally speaking, the church is distinguished by an unusually steep roof and displays a mixture of Roman, Gothic and more modern styles. The church has been so wonderfully restored that one can never guess its age, as it stands strong throughout many centuries.