Church of the Holy Ghost, Bern
(4.2/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web)
The Church of the Holy Ghost is a Swiss Reformed Church in Bern, Switzerland. The Swiss heritage site of national significance building is located at Spitalgasse 44 in the Old City of Bern. It is one of largest Swiss Reformed churches in Switzerland.Early churchesThe first church was a chapel built for the Holy Ghost hospital and abbey. The chapel, hospital and abbey were first mentioned in 1228 and at the time sat about 150m outside the western gate in the first city wall. This building was replaced by the second church between 1482 and 1496. During the 15th century, the Holy Ghost Abbey began to slowly decline. In 1528 the church was secularized by the reformers and the last two monks at the Abbey were driven out of Bern. During the following years it was used as a granary. In 1604 it was again used for religious services, as the hospital church for the Oberer Spital. At that time the church had a maximum capacity of about 750. The second church was demolished in 1726 to make way for a new church building.Construction of the modern churchFollowing an 11 year planning phase, in 1726-29 the third church was built by Niklaus Schiltknecht. This church was built out of a local sandstone in the baroque style. Until 1865 it was located west of the Christoffelturm and the Christoffelturm Church. However, these buildings were demolished to make way for the new train station.
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  • Bern has since first in 1200-century had a church dedicated to the Holy Spirit. The current church in the Baroque style, built in 1720, is the third in the series. The Church is located directly across from the Bern Hauptbahnhof. The beautiful, renlivede space is feels almost oval. A number of pillars separating itself from the koromgang with church pulpits on which is led around all the Church's walls. The room is of course influenced by Zwingli's strict reform, and here is no ornament and decoration of any kind. On the other hand, you can enjoy over the room's architectural unity.
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  • Here is the Church in front of the moment was surprised at the beauty out of Bern station square, tram lines on the other side. To buildings around the stone color, beautiful sense of unity.
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  • This is not always open. Being located close to the station we passed by several times and when I found it open there are entered. The ceiling is so beautiful and decorated with light pastel shades that seem made of marzipan/marsh mellow
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  • The Church of the Holy Ghost (Heiliggeistkirche) near train statin is one of largest Swiss Reformed churches in Switzerland.
  • Nice church in the area of the train station. Its easy to accsess but you dont have to go there if you dont want to go to church. Its not really special but its nice to see.
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  • Very beautiful church. Don't forget to enter since it is very cute inside. In addition the location (just a block from the main street) a very accessible place makes it.
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  • 聖靈教堂,內部竟然是粉紅色系 相當少見!很柔和美麗。