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“Very old church and beautifully preserved”
Review of St. Jacobs Church

St. Jacobs Church
Ranked #47 of 180 things to do in Nuremberg
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 23 December 2015

Really inspiring to see the old structire. Very interesting how it was built and preserved. The architecture is typically German and a well worth visit

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Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

A stop along the Camino Santiago. An enjoyable spot with some decent artwork - spotlessly maintained. A warm and welcoming environment.

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Reviewed 31 August 2015

Stopped by on a Sunday to see the rebuilt church. Not a grand place but I could see it as a nice place to reflect.

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Reviewed 31 October 2014

That's how Jesus Christ called Jakob (St.James) because of his powerful voice! Jakobskirche started as a Hospital Romanesque Church for the Teutonic Order in 1209. In 1810 it became the 3rd Protestant Parish Church. It's an old Gothic Franconian Church with some important works of Art. It's also the starting point for the small Middle Franconian Church Way from St.James to Rothenburg and for the great Camino to Santiago de Compostela. Among its treasures it's the sculpture goup by famous Veit Stoss from 1507 and the High Altar triptych from 1360. At the entrance, the Saint's statue with a golden scallop in his right hand, which he used as an eating and drinking vessel. His left arm is missing. Perhaps he was holding a stick, as he is patron to the travellers. There are always a lot of flowers at the foot of this statue.

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Reviewed 16 October 2011

This church is small and not worth the walk away from the main road. Visit St. Lorenz Church (St. Lorenz Kirche) or St. Sebaldus Church (St. Sebaldus Kirche) to get a better experience of churchs in Nuremberg.

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