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The Romantic Road Sights

Stadtpfarrkirche St. Jakob (Parish Church of St. Jacob)

  • Klosterg. 15 Map It
  • Rothenburg-ob-der-Tauber
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 11/18/2013

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The towers of this pilgrimage church dominate the skyline; much of its art and artifacts have been donated by local townspeople over the centuries. The church has notable Riemenschneider sculptures, including the famous Heiliges Blut (Holy Blood) altar. Above the altar is a crystal capsule said to contain drops of Christ's blood. There are three 14th- and 15th-century stained-glass windows in the choir, and the Herlin-Altar is famous for its 15th-century painted


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Klosterg. 15, Rothenburg-ob-der-Tauber, 91541, Germany

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Sight Details:

  • €2
  • Jan.–Mar. and Nov., 10–noon and 2–4; Apr.–Oct., 9–5; Dec. 10–4:45. English tours Sat. at 3:30

Updated 11/18/2013


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