Franciscan Friary, Rothenburg ob der Tauber
The Franciscan Friary of Rothenburg ob der Tauber (German: Franziskanerkloster Rothenburg o.d. Tauber) is a former friary of the Conventual Franciscans in the town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber in Bavaria in the diocese of Bamberg. Nowadays the former Franciscan church is an Evangelical Lutheran parish church.
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.
- Rothenburg o.d. Tauber, Franziskaner at www.datenmatrix.de. Accessed on 26 Jul 2011.
- Klöster in Bayern: Franziskanerkloster Rothenburg o. d. Tauber (Haus der Bayerischen Geschichte)[permanent dead link] (in German)