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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  • Tall and streamlined this church has its very beginnings in the end of 14th century. It is surrounded by many little stalls with souvenirs. Inside it appears impressive but minimalistic in its decor.....  more
    Tall and streamlined this church has its very beginnings in the end of 14th century. It is surrounded by many little stalls with souvenirs. Inside it appears impressive but minimalistic in its decor.....  more »
  • This is one of the Heidelberg picturesque skyline features, located on the Market Square. A bit difficult to take a picture of its facade as the main entrance is located on a very narrow street. 
    This is one of the Heidelberg picturesque skyline features, located on the Market Square. A bit difficult to take a picture of its facade as the main entrance is located on a very narrow street.  more »
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  • The outside of this church has some really cool details. The stained glass on the inside is very detailed. Definitely worth checking out a tour of the tower if it’s open.
  • Lovely well cared for church in Heidelberg. Though dark and imposing on the outside the church was bright and airy on the inside. I lit a candle for my recently deceased sibling.

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