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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