The Franciscan Friary of Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a former friary of the Conventual Franciscans in the town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. The friary, dedicated to the Virgin Mary, was founded in 1281 by Hermann von Hornburg, Schultheiß of Rothenburg, and others. It was wound up in 1548 in the wake of the Reformation.

The buildings of the friary, vacated voluntarily, were used initially for the establishment of a grammar school, later as a home for the widows of priests. In 1805 the building became, among other things, a salt store. Parts of the premises (cloisters, refectory, etc.) were demolished; many of the contents were destroyed or sold, including the Wiblinger Altar by Tilman Riemenschneider.

In spite of the losses and damages of the past the church today is a significant example of the church of a mendicant order, with a rood screen and important art treasures.



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Founded: 1281
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: Habsburg Dynasty (Germany)

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Marion Da (6 months ago)
In the church there are numerous tombstones of the wealthy people, then the francis altar by tillmann riemenschneider next to it there is an institute and a former pope was housed there, pope Francis
HikingAina (6 months ago)
What a lovely church this is, after finishing my walk on the Citywalls, this made my Rothenburgexperience even better. You can almost feel the Dark Ages.
Hippek der Grosse (2 years ago)
Interesting, Protestant church, but very difficult to rate - was closed ??. Unfortunately only open for two hours in the afternoon on Sunday - a pity ... many tourists and guests want to visit the church ... unfortunately disappointment ??. I am totally disappointed because I expected a little more ... from me only three stars ⭐⭐⭐ ...
Nicole Schädler (2 years ago)
Very nice church in a city worth seeing.
Charles Clampitt (3 years ago)
Fun town and the walking tour of the town is well worth it.
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