Church of the Holy Ghost (Heiliggeistkirche), Heidelberg

4.3
#3 of 19 in Historic Sites in Heidelberg
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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  • A nice church that you can easily look into if you are nearby. Around the church there are several small market stalls selling Heidelbergsouvenirer.
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  • You can visit the church free of charge. For small money you can also climb the church tower & see the old town from above
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  • A nice church. Though it’s quite simple it definitely is beautiful and it has its own charm. Also a peaceful place to pray which was its main purpose  more »
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  • The history dates back very old. Otherwise there is nothing very much to see for me. But I think it's should be seen
  • Is a very nice historical church. I would encourage anyone visiting to climb the round about stairs to the top for an excellent view of Heidelberg.
  • worth seeing the ceiling, otherwise it is a regular church
  • Nice church in one of my favourite European cities.
  • What an ethereal place! Amazing place for history and art fans. Try to go in the morning and enjoy the beautiful silence while admiring the interior beauty.
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