Just up the road from the Herrgottskirche is the largest collection of thimbles in Europe. Suppress a cynical yawn long enough to appreciate some genuinely enticing small works of art, including a thimble fashioned from bone 30,000 years ago, examples that the Romans made from metal, and others made of brass that was smelted in Creglingen during the Middle Ages. Victorian times were the heydays of thimble-making, with some elaborate items fashioned as richly plumed peacocks and others that did double duty as miniature chess sets. While signage is in German, a few key phrases are in English and the folks behind the counter are usually pleased to point out the top thimbles, admired by collectors around the world.