Church of the Holy Ghost (Heiliggeistkirche), Heidelberg
(4.3/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Nice, big church with good acoustics and gorgeous stained-glass Windows. Only, like a belt heavily diminish the otherwise beautiful impression garage stalls surrounding the Church. Actually has to search nix this ghastly kitsch to this noble religious building, but the Church prefer bags the lease income. Pecunia non olet!
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  • This church sits in the Marktplatz and its spire can be seen from far away. It is the main church in Heidelberg and is lovely. When I walked in, I was surprised by how light and airy it was inside unl...  more »
  • The Church dominates the marketplace, you can rest in the shade and watching the passersby. The Interior is worth seeing, especially the window eastward. Climb the tower and enjoy the view on all sides, is mandatory. To access the Neckar River and the old bridge on the other side of the Castle, close to the West of the city centre to the level of the Rhine.
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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