St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), Rothenburg

Finally finished in 1484, St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche) took more than 150 years to build. This church contains the famous Holy Blood altarpiece of woodcarver Tilman Riemenschneider, with images of the Last Supper and other important biblical icons. Some stained-glass windows here date back to 1350, and the organ is impressive. Snag an audio guide for an explanation of the art and history or for a spiritual tour discussing the passion of Christ. This church has a connection as far west as Galicia, Spain, via the medieval pilgrimage route called the Way of St. James. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche) by using our Rothenburg trip planner .
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  • If you've travelled Europe these types of churches are everywhere, but they are all different and all worth a peek inside. It was open when we walked by so we looked inside and I'm glad we did.  more »
  • Two adults visited this church in Rothenburg ob der Tauber in May. We rented the audio guide on site in English for 2€. Was great, as it explained the history and significance of many items in the chu...  more »
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  • The architecture is outstanding. I did not go inside as I was busy doing an overview tour of Rothenburg. The detail in the exterior was outstanding. I imagine the interior stained glass windows were dramatic.
  • Just stopped for a visit and to see some of the beauty and architecture
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