Evang.-Lutherisches Pfarramt St. Jakob, Rothenburg

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Finally finished in 1484, Evang.-Lutherisches Pfarramt St. Jakob 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. Use our Rothenburg vacation route planner to arrange your visit to Evang.-Lutherisches Pfarramt St. Jakob and other attractions in Rothenburg.
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  • I didnt pay the 2.50euros for entrance to the interior. Its quite imposing just looking from the outside and after visiting various churches in Europe, I had my fill of churches. As the weather was su...  more »
  • Compared to Italy and other Catholic Cathedral Church in Germany are the Protestant Church or decor, rustic. But it is clean and stained-glass Windows. There is no free admission will postcard to commemorate the entrance.
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  • This is the closest church nearby the Ramparts Cemetery. We noticed it while we were heading to the Ramparts Cemetery. We decided to visit it. This is a lovely church with amazing stained-glass window...  more »
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  • Yes, absolutely download the free Rick Steve's walking tour of this historic town! It doesn't take too long and will give you perspective on the town before turning you loose to shop your own volition. It'll walk you through the church too, just be sure to use headphones so you don't disturb others.
  • Within the halls of St James's Church however were more artistic wonders for my camera to feast upon. The stain glass windows were mesmerizing as usual, telling biblical lore though the shifting lights of the sun. An onyx black wood carving became the center of my focus - the curiously named Christmas Boat's rowers looked up at me while frozen in mid-row, an eeriness accentuated by the blank look and oversized heads. I made my way to the main altar to marvel at the gilded Twelve Apostles Altar, a work by Friedrich Herlin adorning the most important place of the church. Despite the eye-catching golden frame of the artwork, it was not the most treasured within the church - that honor belonged to Tilman Riemenschneider's Holy Blood altarpiece.
  • A wonderful historic Lutheran church. Do not miss the Altar of the Holy Blood.
  • This church is gorgeous. I didn't realize it until I was in my college art history class, but this place has some gorgeous art. After I had been here I recognized the art my professor presented. My professor's goal for her art history course was to encourage us to travel. She did that. I want to go back.
  • Rather give donation than entrance fee. 2 Euros per adult, 50 cents discount in group, student discount at 50 cents per student. Nice looking though.