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St. James's Church is a historic Lutheran church in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany, which serves as a church on the pilgrimage route to St. James Church in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

The church was built between 1311-1484. The east chancel was completed in 1322, nave built from 1373-1436, and west choir, which bridges the street, from 1453-1471. The church was consecrated in 1485 by the Bishop of Würzburg. It has two towers (south tower: 55.2 metres, north tower: 57.7 metres).

In 1525 the peasant leader Florian Geyer read aloud the articles of the revolting peasants from its west chancel.

It contains the famous Holy Blood altarpiece of the Würzburg wood carver Tilman Riemenschneider, carved 1500-1505 and a number of other important relics. Unfortunately, we did not get to see the inside due to lack of time.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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