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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  • That's what stands out in this late-Gothic church standing next to and partly on the large market condition. The typical German white colors accentuate that even more. You can also the Tower in (but that I have not done .... too many stairs!)
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  • Beautiful on the outside, average on the inside. The best location in town as all the churches always have.  more »
  • Entering the Church, it is free, not it seemed nothing special. However, the views from the Tower, we liked. It cost about 2 euros per person and the panoramic views of the city, including the Castle, are very nice. That Yes, we must take into account that they are more than 200 steps.
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