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18km (11 miles) NW of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, 40km (25 miles) S of Würzburg

Creglingen traces its history back 4,000 years and enjoyed some Middle Ages heydays when it became an important pilgrimage site. That said, the hamlet is today one of the quieter backwaters along the Romantic Road. You’ll come here for only one reason, aside from seeing a tiny but pretty hamlet that evokes the Germany of long ago. That’s to see the enormous and remarkable altarpiece by Tilman Riemenschneider, the master carver of Würzburg in the Herrgottskirche (Chapel of Our Lord).