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Jakobskirche information

Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber , Germany
Street Klingengasse 1
adult/child €2/0.50
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Lonely Planet review

One of the few places of worship in Bavaria to charge cheeky 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 its real pièce de résistance is Tilman Riemenschneider’s carved Heilig Blut Altar (Sacred Blood Altar). The gilded cross above the main scene depicting the Last Supper incorporates Rothenburg’s treasured reliquary: a capsule made of rock crystal said to contain three drops of Christ’s blood.