Church of the Holy Ghost (Heiliggeistkirche), Heidelberg

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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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  • This old church is right in the middle of the town. I went here on a tour bus. On the day and time that I was there you couldn't go inside. But the outside is very interesting and the location at the ...  read more »
  • Be sure to stop in this beautiful old church when you visit the old city of Heidelberg. The church is located in the very center of the old city and there is also much more to do in the area. 
  • Considering that the exterior is mainly attributable to the Marktplatz, I will comment on the inside. According to the face and the Bell Tower the Interior leaves disappointed. The Church is cold, devoid of artwork and fairly devoid of interest. Honestly I would avoid the place as a tourist destination
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  • Great view of the city, beautiful place, really recommended
  • Great view from the top
  • Amazing architecture
  • Perfect view from the top, entrance fee for students just 1€
  • If you want to get a nice look at the castle and over the city, this is the place to be. For just 2€ and a couple of stairs, it's absolutely worth the money and effort.
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