Church of the Holy Ghost (Heiliggeistkirche), Heidelberg

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In Heidelberg's central Marktplatz, Church of the Holy Ghost (Heiliggeistkirche) is one of the few buildings to survive centuries of war unscathed. Foundations were laid for the great structure in 1398 on the site of a late Romanesque basilica, but the church and its large tower were not complete until 1544. Throughout its history, both Catholics and Protestants have used the church; at one point, a partition divided the hall for the two denominations. Climb the steep tower stairs for a spectacular view of Heidelberg and the castle. For Church of the Holy Ghost (Heiliggeistkirche) and beyond, use our Heidelberg holiday planner to get the most from your Heidelberg vacation.
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  • The Holy Ghost Church in Heidelberg is the largest church in Heidelberg. Because each times would like to have seen it from the inside is full some days just by tourists there. This is a shame, because so lost the sense of the Church. Namely those looking for peace and quiet to pray and think is here often massively disrupted by tour groups. By only 3 points. Otherwise, it's a beautiful church.
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  • The Holy Spirit Church, Evangelical Church in the Gothic style in the heart of the old city. Here not lot has happened in the last 25 years. Probably, there is no money to make the Church, as the neighboring Catholic Jesuit church in the glory. The acoustics are good, but have no visibility for this many seats at concerts. The many small shops around the Church, where dealers want to get rid of their Ramasch to the tourists are totally unnecessary. The most interesting is the rise in the tower where Peregrine also should have a dwelling, when the weather here has a wonderful view over the old town. There used to be this great organ concerts, the falsehood in the face of the present Cantor is written.
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  • It is a construction with a very impressive architecture where you can see the Baroque art and the beautiful windows
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  • Nice church. People writing their desires on Wall. They fell God will fulfill their desires. Of course I so wrote there 😀😀. Worth watching.
  • Lovely little church. Do NOT miss the chance to walk up the tower stairs! The view is amazing!
  • Great view of the city, beautiful place!
  • Beautiful church right in the Historical Market Square with a view if the castle above.
  • Beautiful church