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

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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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  • Stained glass windows looked impressive, however we went too late in the day to get enough sunlight to see them. Still, the interior is impressive! 
    Stained glass windows looked impressive, however we went too late in the day to get enough sunlight to see them. Still, the interior is impressive!  more »
  • St. Jacob's is on the pilgrimage route to St. James's grave in Spain, and should be visited for its beautiful wood carvings and stone sculptures. A peaceful stop in a very touristy destination. 
    St. Jacob's is on the pilgrimage route to St. James's grave in Spain, and should be visited for its beautiful wood carvings and stone sculptures. A peaceful stop in a very touristy destination.  more »
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  • Beautiful Church, the wooden carvings were just so intricate! It's so nice to see such personal touches in so many Churches across places. Family ticket cost Eur 6 (it's not about the money at such places, this is purely for information). Worth visiting!
  • Beautiful church with an outstanding alter piece. Don't miss the carved wooden shrine in the gallery.

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