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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
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
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.
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
A beautiful medieval church that took over 100 years to build (1311-1484) and has two tall towers. The inside has tall narrow stained glass windows over 600 years old, a vaulted ceiling, and an open airy feeling. Two things not to miss are the Twelve...More
I have been to Rothenburg many times as a child and this was my second visit as an adult, but this is the first time I went into St. Jakob's. Check out the exterior before entering, being sure to see the very old statues under...More
Old churches in Germany and Austria, including relatively small village Catholic or large Lutheran Churches, tend to be decked in decoration. I personally prefer plainer places of worship. However, this church has a 500 year-old treasure - an intricately carved altarpiece of bible scenes by...More