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St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche)

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Klostergasse 15, 91541, Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany
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Reviewed 5 December 2018 via mobile

I had read about things to do in Rothenburg and knew I wanted to stop by St Jakob’s Church. I highly recommend renting the audio for 2 Euro to get the real history of the church. Make sure to go upstairs to view the beautiful...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank traveling_with_kathy
Reviewed 24 November 2018

definitely take the time to see the wood carving of the last supper upstairs, wow its beautiful, and old. Everything is so mind blowingly old in this town and in this beautiful church. Its worth the small feel to go in, and take it in,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

There are so many things to see and photograph both outside and inside of this church. The highlight for me was the wood altar carved by Tilman Riemenschneider. Make sure you look at the picture on the wall to your left so you can see...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful church. Take a moment to collect the history and simply beauty. The tall and some stained windows. The wooden icon, paintings, arch’s and altars upstairs and downstairs. Take a breathing .... Think of the way it was .... Photos representative.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

We stopped in for a quick look during our town walk. The Altar of the Holy Blood is very impressive but the main part of the church is also pretty.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank account4fun
Reviewed 11 September 2018

The first thing that strikes one as they enter in the long aisle to the wonderful stained glass windows and the Riemenschneider altar. This was one of the highlights of my trip to Germany. Then, wondrously, there was an organ recital + another Riemenschneider altar...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

The church is very nice inside but not quite as impressive as other church’s in Europe but walk up the back steps to see the wood carving on the Altar of the Holy Blood. Very impressive the details the sculptor could do with wood. Amazing...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JDCharlotte
Reviewed 1 September 2018

The beautiful church dates back to the fourteenth century and is home to many beautiful stained glass windows and wood carvings including the Christmas boat and the famous holy blood altarpiece. Make sure you visit the small altar on the first floor as well.

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank TAIN2013
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Beautiful church with amazing wood carvings. Make sure to take the audio tour. The stories behind the artworks are wonderful. The alter upstairs is not to be missed!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Susanbunny_8
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Never become weary of Euopean church interiors or you just might miss a gem like this one: Altar of the Holy Blood by Fredrich Herlin which was produced in Rothenburg between 1499 and 1505. This is a pilgrim’s destination. Pilgrim’s shells are on display in...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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