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Church of the Holy Ghost (Heiliggeistkirche)

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Address: Marktpl., 69115 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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06221-21117
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Beautiful church

This church is nice, but doesn't take long to look at. I thought that the inside was impressive, and was intrigued by all the little shops that appeared to be built right up... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2017
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For 2 euros each we climbed the. Steps up the turret to take in the stunning views out over all of Heidelberg. The church itself was pretty, very modern in some ways even though it was built in 1426 as it has unusual modern stain glasses windows. The circular ever upward narrow stone stair case reveals fantastic views from the... More 

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Reviewed 10 March 2017

This church is nice, but doesn't take long to look at. I thought that the inside was impressive, and was intrigued by all the little shops that appeared to be built right up against its exterior walls.

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Thank Melissa M
Largo
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2017

2 euros to go to the top and see glorious views of the city! Steep walk up with lots of steps but well worth it. The church tour is free and very nice.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

After seeing so many cathedrals during our visit to Germany, this Church was a big shocker as it was so plain and almost modern in it's interior design. No color, carvings or statues and very cold, stern feeling while inside the structure. Interesting change from the normal.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

We always visit the churches. This one is very beautiful on the outside architecture . The inside is surprisingly simple architecture. Worth the walk through.

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Jakarta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

It was nearly closing time when i came and it looks gloomy in my opinion. Regardless the history it has, it is better (in my opinion) to see it during sunny day

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Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 903 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Located on one end of the Marktplatz, opposite the Rathaus, this is the largest church in Heidelberg.Built in the 16th century, it is Gothic in style.It was plundered numerous times by opposing forces who carried off most of its treasures. One of its highlights are the very ugly gargoyles. Worth a visit but nothing special.

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Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

This church sits in the Marktplatz and its spire can be seen from far away. It is the main church in Heidelberg and is lovely. When I walked in, I was surprised by how light and airy it was inside unlike so many corgis churches. The inside is a rosy color and there are carvings and art about. One of... More 

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Lewiston, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Stopped by the church, not a must see but glad we stopped. If you have a chance, climb the church tower, great view of city

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Littleton, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

This is a pretty church and it's interesting to see inside of a Protestant church to contrast it with all the Catholic churches you are more likely to see while in Europe. Don't miss the 4' tall Lego man Martin Luther figure!

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