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St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche)

Klostergasse 15, 91541, Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany
+49 9861 40492
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“holy blood” (39 reviews)
“wood carvings” (23 reviews)
“last supper” (20 reviews)
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Klostergasse 15, 91541, Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany
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"holy blood"
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"wood carvings"
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"last supper"
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"stained glass"
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"main altar"
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"tilman riemenschneider"
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"high altar"
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"alter piece"
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"twelve apostles"
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"organ recital"
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"audio tour"
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"virgin mary"
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"small fee"
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"walk up"
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"worth a visit"
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"lots of history"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My kids had never seen a church of this magnitude and they were fascinated by the altar that supposedly holds a drop of Christs blood.

Thank Jennifer M
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Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

Just enjoy the nice exterior. There is no need to pay a fee to get in, as the interior design is not much to admire.

Thank Chara A
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Reviewed December 25, 2017

We are lucky enough to be in this beautifull town for Christmas so this morning we attended the service at this terrific church . The fact that we could not understand the language did not deter at all from the visit . After the service...More

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Reviewed December 22, 2017

St. Jacob's Church was the main church in Rothenburg located near the market place. The church looked attractive from outside. If you want to see the Blood Altar on the second floor of the church, you need to pay the entrance fee of 2 Euro...More

Thank YTCHENG
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Reviewed December 21, 2017

Yes there is a 2.5 euro entry fee pp but we spent 90 minutes viewing the interior. I have never been previously allowed to walk behind the alter of an historic church. We very much enjoyed watching the church parishioners decorate with precision their 4...More

Thank KeenPhotographer-11
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Reviewed December 13, 2017

Externally this is an architectural gem; I side much planner, but still plenybof see. Good windows, altar reredos, etc. However the Main reason for visiting is to go up the steps at the back to an upper chapel.. There is an historic altar and the...More

Thank global-traveller48
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Reviewed December 9, 2017

Impressive from the exterior, less so once inside, this cathedral overshadows everything around it. This is definitely the center and heart of Rothenburg, so do pop in to check it out.

Thank Brooklynite_Abroad
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Reviewed December 2, 2017

We attended a Christmas organ concert ( December 2, 2017 ). Excellent!!! The church is spiritual and beautiful.

Thank YRMWT
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Reviewed November 3, 2017 via mobile

This is worth the two something Euro entry during the week. The Blood Altar is upstairs and well worth the stairs. Majestic pipe organ. A beautiful Lutheran church with art from the 1500s.

Thank Doug B
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Reviewed October 28, 2017

This is a beautiful church a block off the market square, but overlooked by many tourists. Its main attraction is the altar of the holy blood on the second floor. It is an amazing piece of master wood carving.

Thank BOC68
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