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

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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  • This church dedicated to St. James in Rothenburg ob der Tauber was erected between 1373 and 1464 in Gothic style.
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  • There are so many things to see and photograph both outside and inside of this church. The highlight for me was the wood altar carved by Tilman Riemenschneider. Make sure you look at the picture on th...  more »
  • Beautiful church. Take a moment to collect the history and simply beauty. The tall and some stained windows. The wooden icon, paintings, arch’s and altars upstairs and downstairs. Take a breathing ......  more »
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  • The architecture is outstanding. I did not go inside as I was busy doing an overview tour of Rothenburg. The detail in the exterior was outstanding. I imagine the interior stained glass windows were dramatic.
  • Just stopped for a visit and to see some of the beauty and architecture
  • This church also has an altar carved by Tilman Riemenschneider.
  • It is nice from the outside. They charge a fee to enter and inside is just one more regular church. Not worth visiting at all being so many better ones in Europe and with free admision.
  • Are you serious? You charge for entering? After having been to more than a dozen famous churches and cathedrals in the US and Europe, this is the second one does so, after Cathedral of Our Lady in Antwerp! No mean to underestimate the effort people put in, I just do not think it's a right way.
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