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Church of the Holy Ghost, Bern
Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
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.Put Church of the Holy Ghost and other Bern attractions into our Bern travel itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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ベルンの駅から出たところの広場の美しさに驚いた瞬間、路面電車の線路の向こう側真正面にそびえる教会がこちらです。周りの建物の石の色形に統一感があって美しいです。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.show original
Non la si trova sempre aperta. Essendo situata vicino alla stazione ci passavo diverse volte e quando l'ho trovata aperta ci sono entrato. Il soffitto è talmente bello e decorato con delle leggere tin... read more »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 mellowshow original
Wenn die Mädels und Jungs Gas geben, kann man nur noch mitklatschen, mitsingen und mitfeiern ! Extrem gute Stimmen, super Sound und einfach mitreissend ! Gospel auf gehobenen Niveau!When the girls and boys gas type, you can only with gossip, sing along, and to the party! Extremely good voices, super sound and just exciting! Gospel at high level!show original
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.
Gabriel LeboVery 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.show original
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