Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Passport: Your weekly travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration

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

Fodor's Review

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 panels.

Sight Information


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

Map It



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


Map View

Map of

What's Nearby

  • Restaurants
  • Sights
  • Hotels

See all sights in The Romantic Road

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?




Don't Miss



No Thanks

Love To Travel?

Get FREE e-mail communications from Fodor's Travel, covering must-see travel destinations, expert trip planning advice, and travel inspiration to fuel your passion.

How we use your email

Thank You

Now sit back, relax, and check your inbox to start planning your next travel adventure.

Please tell us more about the type of travel you're interested in. Check all that apply.