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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  • beautiful Gothic cathedral on the market square of the old town of Heidelberg. large stained-glass windows all over the side.
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  • Construction was started at the same time as the establishment of the University of Heidelberg. The central church of the town. In the age of the Reformation, the inside of the church was divided by the wall, and it is said that catholicism and Protestants each worshiped.
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  • It is the biggest and one of the oldest protestant churches in the world. The optical illusion it gives is amazing. The Roman architecture in it is worth seeing
  • A Bright Church we were fortunate to listen to an Organ and Choir practise. A lovely break in a busy day....
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