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 Church of the Holy Ghost is a beautiful church located in Old Town. Be sure to visit the inside of this church. 
  • The cathedral is really beautiful ouside and inside, the art glass is exquisite and overall a great experience 
  • This church Heiliggeistkirche (Church of the Holy Spirit), located in the market square in the Centre of the old town was built with the same red sandstone of the Castle. The Church houses the Palatina library where he was a valuable collection of manuscripts and early printed, that in the thirty years war (1618-1648) were stolen and delivered to the Pope who is still maintained at the Vatican. The Church of the Holy Spirit in Heidelberg has its origins in a Romanesque church from the first half of the 13TH century, but the imposing structure that you now see in the Centre of the market square ended up in late Gothic style in 1410. The Tower, however, is the year 1543. Now the Church of the Holy Spirit also suffered the devastating fire of the year 1693, when its roof and interior decoration were completely destroyed. Vale know it mostly from the outside.
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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