Church of the Holy Ghost (Heiliggeistkirche), Heidelberg

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
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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  • Heiliggeistkirche is worth the visit. It is a beautiful medieval church. The paintings on the ceiling are beautiful. It is worth paying the inexpensive price to climb the church tower. You have great ...  more »
  • We visited the Church of the Holy Ghost in june. Very few people were inside, so we had a good good time going around the church taking pictures of the beautiful and out of the ordinary stained glass ...  more »
  • The church is typical German Kirche and we could the second half of an organ concert (and hence, paid only 2 euro instead of 4). Worth walking in while at Marktplatz  more »