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Address: Herrngasse, 91541, Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany

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Simple Church

Both the inside and the outside of this Franciscan Church are very simple. The only adornment on the inside appears to be a few inscribed stones that were added so they would not... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 12, 2016
jehenson81

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

Both the inside and the outside of this Franciscan Church are very simple. The only adornment on the inside appears to be a few inscribed stones that were added so they would not be destroyed or lost. The church is free to enter and is a nice respite on a cold day. It is on the road from the main... More 

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Redland City, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Beautiful old church near the centre of the town, although it does not have all the windows and ceiling painting of other churches , there is real history.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

Don't miss the Tilman Riemenschneider altar of St Francis. There are also 15th and 16th century sculptures.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

We stopped in here on our way to the Burggarten and we were not disappointed. The church is not over done which is what we would expect from a Franciscan church. It is worth seeing to see what a Franciscan church is like. It is free to enter but there are donation doxes in the church. Really enjoyed the 15... More 

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Landstuhl, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016

We stopped in here while in town. The doors were opened and we walked straight in. The place is very peaceful and not overrun by people wanting to snap pictures. This is not a fancy cathedral but a living place of worship so please show some respect when visiting.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2016

Being right across the street from our hotel, we couldn't miss the Franziskanerkirche, but be aware that it is open only during specific hours of the day (14:00-16:00 on Sundays). We found it very worthwhile, and as interesting as Jacob's Church, which is nearby.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2016

Very cool, super old 14th century church. Free entry makes it enticing for travelers on a budget. There are various donation boxes around for you to choose what you would like to donate to in support of the church maintenance, music, etc. Lots of art and artifacts from the 1600s and 1700s and earlier, and there is a free "brief... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2016

This church is fantastic. So much history, so much character. It was incredibly quiet while we were there so pictures have turned out great.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2015

You can always rely on the simplicity of a franciscan church to take you to a more contemplative space. Here in the tourist heart of Rothenburg, so close to the Markplatz and even closer to the Galgengasse gate, you can experience the same pure removal from the medieval and baroque sensuality of the other churches.

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2015

Not one of the top things to see or do in Rothenburg but if you have some spare time than it's worth a visit and it's free.

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