Collegiate Church of the Holy Cross (Stiftskirche), Stuttgart

(4.5/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
View some of the oldest tombs in Stuttgart, including the tomb of Johannes Brenz, the main Protestant Reformer of Württemberg, at Collegiate Church of the Holy Cross (Stiftskirche). Historical and modern elements are woven together in this church, which was built the 13th century and has undergone several additions, reconstructions, and reparations over the years. The most recent changes were due to the damage from 1944 bombing raids. Don't miss the huge organ; if you're lucky, you may get to hear it played. Be sure to pick up the information booklet at the small shop by the entrance. Work out when and for how long to visit Collegiate Church of the Holy Cross (Stiftskirche) and other Stuttgart attractions using our handy Stuttgart tour planner.
map
Create a full Stuttgart itinerary

Plan your trip to Stuttgart

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Stuttgart by other users

4 days in Munster & Stuttgart BY A USER FROM CANADA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Germany BY A USER FROM CANADA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Europe & Africa BY A USER FROM CANADA April, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 35 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in Germany BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 27 days in United States & Stuttgart BY A USER FROM GERMANY September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Stuttgart BY A USER FROM INDIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Stuttgart BY A USER FROM INDIA May, teens, kids, museums, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: May, teens, kids, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 1 day in Stuttgart BY A USER FROM INDIA May, teens, kids, museums, popular PREFERENCES: May, teens, kids, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Stuttgart BY A USER FROM INDIA May, teens, kids, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: May, teens, kids, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 33 days in Stuttgart BY A USER FROM GERMANY April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Germany BY A USER FROM INDIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This beautiful church is Stuttgart's oldest with origins dating back to 900-number, where there was a chapel on the spot. There is, however, numerous tombs which is believed to have originated from the 600 century onwards. CA. 1240-1260 was a three-aisled Romanesque Basilica, built, and the current Gothic church construction began ca. 1436. In 1536 it became tower to the West, and in the centuries after various additions and alterations took place. The Church was badly damaged during the second world war but rebuilt in the 1950s. The Church's interior was modified again in 2003. We should just turn to the surprise you get when you've seen the Gothic church from the outside and then get into it almost ' modern ' decorated spaces, where especially the Church's ceiling is not something especially beautiful sight. As interested in churches and ecclesiastical art, one must of course visit the Stifts Church, located centrally in the town, but don't expect any grandiose experience inside.
    View original
  • In our frantic time a place for reflection. Also in the main shopping season, you can determine no hassle.
    View original
  • At the site where the present Collegiate lies a Romanesque church was built in the twelfth and thirteenth century. According to the sources concerned, it was apparently a three-nave church. A choir in...  more »