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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  • After seeing so many cathedrals during our visit to Germany, this Church was a big shocker as it was so plain and almost modern in it's interior design. No color, carvings or statues and very cold, st...  more »
  • Beautiful church in the Gothic style in the center of the city, this church has me especially liked for its beautiful stained glass windows and its very simple interior.
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  • In heading towards the old town here right in the middle of the market square we meet this sacred building named for the first time in a manuscript of the mid-1200. Over the centuries the Church has frequently changed his religious guidance and has been used at different times by Catholics and Protestants. In 1700 it was built even a dividing barrier for Catholics and Protestants could perform their functions within the same site. The barrier was removed only in 1936 and is now a Protestant Church. Definitely deserves a visit.
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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