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St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche)

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Klostergasse 15, 91541, Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany
+49 9861 40492
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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.

Thank account4fun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank AliceMoerk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank JDCharlotte
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

1  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!

Thank Susanbunny_8
Reviewed 8 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

1  Thank Ringaroundtherosie
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Exquisite carvings in this church. The one by Tillman Riemenschneider, in the back and up the stairs, is just breathtaking.

Thank nriemen
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

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

Thank lobstaluva
Reviewed 9 July 2018

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

Thank austinfamilyof4
Reviewed 2 July 2018

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

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