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Rothenburg ob der Tauber , Germany
Klingengasse 1
adult/concession €2.50/1.50
Opening hours
9am-5.15pm Mon-Sat, 10.45am-5.15pm Sun
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One of the few places of worship in Bavaria to charge admission, Rothenburg's Lutheran parish church was begun in the 14th century and finished in the 15th. The building sports some wonderfully aged stained glass windows but the top attraction is Tilman Riemenschneider's Heilig Blut Altar (Altar of the Holy Blood). The gilded cross above the main scene depicting the Last Supper incorporates Rothenburg's most treasured reliquary – a rock crystal capsule said to contain three drops of Christ's blood.