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Churches in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

If you want to witness the power of architectural beauty and admire creative artistry, while at the same time taking some time to stop and reflect on life, then Rothenburg’s churches will afford you plenty of opportunity.


It is with good reason that Rothenburg is known for its numerous important altarpieces, many of them from the time of Tilman Riemenschneider.


All of the churches are situated in the old town. The pilgrim Church of St. James dominates the skyline in the center of the town. The interesting fortress Church of St. Wolfgang at the Klingentor tower is part of the town walls. The Franciscan Church is located on Herrengasse near the Burgtor tower.


The Church of St. Peter and Paul in Detwang is about 20 minutes’ walk from the Castle Gardens.

St. James' Church

The two towers of the major parish church of St James dominate the skyline. Inside find valuable art treasures and artifacts.

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Franciscan Church

Especially interesting are the modern glass windows and the little preserved rood Screen.

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St. John's Church

The late Gothic St. John's Church from the 12th century is the only Catholic church in Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

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St. Wolfgang's Church

The late Gothic St. Wolfgang's Church is attached on the fortifications of Klingen Gate.

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Church of Holy Spirit

The Gothic church invites you to rest. Featured art objects are the tabernacle, the wooden altar and the font.

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St. Peter and Paul Church

Center of the church in the Tauber Valley is the famous Holy Cross altarpiece by Tilman Riemenschneider and his workshop.

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