St. Peter and St. Paul's Church

Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

St. Peter and Paul is a Gothic church in the quarter of Detwang in Rothenburg ob der Tauber. The most important piece of artwork in the church is the crucifixion reredos by Tilman Riemenschneider.

Only fragments of the crucifixion copies have survived to the present day. It depicts the crucifixion of Christ but there is no record of its origin. However, it has been attributed to Tilman Riemenschneider and his workshop due to its close stylistic relationship to his other works. The sculptural decoration is dated to the years 1505 and 1508 and was therefore created as the same time as Creglingen's Marian reredos.



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Founded: 10th century AD
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: Ottonian Dynasty (Germany)

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dani Unser schöner kahlgrund (2 years ago)
A beautiful little church surprises the village of Detwang. Unfortunately, it is very often closed. I was fortunate enough to visit her for a Sunday service. And was amazed by her beauty. The church has a small organ. Three historic bells hang in the tower. And a Riemenschneider altar and two sides of Altera.
Erika Schützer (3 years ago)
Nice little church. With nice service on Sundays. Check the website to know dates.
Christine Lorenz (4 years ago)
We drove 200km to visit the church. We have never seen such limited opening times. We arrived about 20 minutes after the church had closed. A sign hung on the neighboring house: We don't have a key for the church. In such a remarkable church, one should be more open to interested parties. Not only in terms of art history, but also spiritually a disgrace! Churches should above all be open to believers!
Alex (4 years ago)
Below Rothenburg you will find the small town of Detwang with its church of St. Peter and Paul. This over 1000 year old church (built around 950) was formerly the parish of Rothenburg. The small building has a relic cross from the year 1050 (approx.) And a Riemenschneider altar, made by the master around 1510. Worth seeing! Please read opening times on the Internet!
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