Evang.-Lutherisches Pfarramt St. Jakob, Rothenburg

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4.3/5 based on 480+ reviews on the web
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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  • It is pretty interesting eh, not so charged on the inside but it is pretty, maybe it is on the second floor that is an altar very beautiful wooden radio that supposedly has blood of Christ
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  • We visited the church very briefly on our way out of Rothenburg and our time was spent almost entirely in front of the very handsome and intriguing wood carving by Tilman Reimenschneider; intriguing b...  read more »
  • St. Jacob's Church is part of the town/village. Worth to visit with fine interior wood and fine organ. Located in the Centre of town. Take about 25 min.
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  • 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.
  • Gothic Parish Church with two different towers. St. James was built from 1311 until 1484 with the Teutonic order as a customer and of citizenship as a financier, on the site of a Romanesque predecessor Church. In its interior stands on the West Gallery of the altar of the Holy Blood, a former pilgrimage altar which was made around 1500 by the sculptor Tilman Riemenschneider from Linden. In its midst, the relic, a rock crystal capsule are supposedly with three drops of blood of Christ in a gilt cross. The East choir, the oldest part of the Church, is equipped with high color glazing from the time around 1400 and the colorful 12-Messenger late-Gothic altar with the oldest representation of the city of Rothenburg. St. James Church is a passage under the West Gallery, which leads to the alley in the blades with a timber-frame house with the fire flax Bay (around 1600).
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