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. Add Church of the Holy Ghost (Heiliggeistkirche) to your Heidelberg travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Heidelberg road trip planning site .
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  • This is a beautiful Protestant Church with an interesting combination of traditional arches and window, yet very contemporary seating and prayer candles. Nice place to visit after dark, as they keep t...  more »
  • It was built around the 1400 by Ruperto I, the unique Palatine Elector who was King, as Collegiate Church and place of burial for the nobles. It has a basilical plan and highlights its high galleries, in which was able to be hosted the Bibliotheca Palatina, until he was kidnapped to the Vatican during the Guerra of the thirty Anos.la architecture, we could say that it is Gothic late and, today, as in past centuries numerous market stalls are accommodated on their foreheads. The nave and the chancel are of type salon; the latter is very bright and only remain funerary slabs of Roberto III, Emperor between 1400 and 1410 and his spouse - should be paid to climb the Tower, which is a real viewpoint of the city.
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  • It is located in the tourist area of the city. The Church is beautiful and full of history. In addition to the surroundings you can find restaurants and shops of all kinds.
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