Church of the Holy Ghost (Heiliggeistkirche)

Church of the Holy Ghost (Heiliggeistkirche)

Church of the Holy Ghost (Heiliggeistkirche)
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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  • Sue M
    Williamsburg, Virginia1,502 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unusual Church
    Interesting church that has changed from Catholic to Protestant several times over its lifetime. At one point, the church housed both Catholics and Protestants. The church dominates the Market Square of the Old Town.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 May 2023
  • AllanJGJ
    Wellington, New Zealand3,848 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Multiple interesting features
    A fine cathedral with romanesque and gothic features and some quality stained glass. My favourite feature though was the tacky tourist shops tucked into the niches outside - apparently this was a common feature in medieval times; now almost universally stripped away in every large European churches. The other thing which we loved was the story that until 1936 there was a wall down the middle of the nave so that protestants and catholics could both use it for worship. The cathedral dominates the brilliant Marktplatz so you'll definitely want to go inside and have a look while you're in Heidelberg.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 June 2023
  • Kelly B
    Iowa4,373 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Exterior is very impressive
    This church looks very impressive from the outside, what with dominating the market square. I could only get a brief glimpse of the inside: there was a church event for families going on, and (understandably) photos weren’t allowed. Tourists could stand in the entrance and look in at the main area. I didn’t think the inside was very remarkable.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 4 November 2023
  • Marty Bielicki
    Stuart, Florida14,526 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Few Tips About the Church of the Holy Ghost
    We were having lunch at Hotel Ritter and the Church of the Holy Ghost was a stone’s throw away. The church is the largest one in historic Heidelberg. Not as impressive as others we seen across Europe. Although, it does deserve a quick look-see. We thought the ceilings cross beams to be beautiful. There is a large organ and some of the stained glass is unique. Unfortunately, the original stained glass was destroyed in the fire of 1693. More stained glass was destroyed in WW. II, 1945. Historically, a Catholic church which began in the late 14th century. Since then, the church has changed hands 10 times. Today it is Protestant since 1936.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 December 2023
  • Aniello Saggese
    Baronissi, Italy1,882 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    An interesting Protestant church
    During my trip to the charming town of Heidelberg, I visited this beautiful church. Being a predominantly Protestant church both the outside and the inside are not very decorated but the beauty of the naves and the colorful stained glass windows amply compensate for this gap. During my visit, I was able to access the top and the view from the roofs of the church was beautiful. Finally, before leaving, I stopped near the organ with many majestic reeds. It's a shame we couldn’t hear its sound.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 5 January 2024
  • TravelBrianCO
    Pearland, Texas894 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyable walk through
    Overall a quick walk through an impressive church. A tour group was a bit rowdy while there but there is plenty to see. The architecture of old churches always amazes me. The exterior is impressive and it is located in the main square.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 21 April 2024
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TravelBrianCO
Pearland, TX894 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Overall a quick walk through an impressive church. A tour group was a bit rowdy while there but there is plenty to see. The architecture of old churches always amazes me. The exterior is impressive and it is located in the main square.
Written 21 April 2024
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Aniello Saggese
Baronissi, Italy1,882 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
During my trip to the charming town of Heidelberg, I visited this beautiful church. Being a predominantly Protestant church both the outside and the inside are not very decorated but the beauty of the naves and the colorful stained glass windows amply compensate for this gap. During my visit, I was able to access the top and the view from the roofs of the church was beautiful. Finally, before leaving, I stopped near the organ with many majestic reeds. It's a shame we couldn’t hear its sound.
Written 5 January 2024
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Marty Bielicki
Stuart, FL14,526 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples

We were having lunch at Hotel Ritter and the Church of the Holy Ghost was a stone’s throw away. The church is the largest one in historic Heidelberg. Not as impressive as others we seen across Europe. Although, it does deserve a quick look-see.

We thought the ceilings cross beams to be beautiful. There is a large organ and some of the stained glass is unique. Unfortunately, the original stained glass was destroyed in the fire of 1693. More stained glass was destroyed in WW. II, 1945.

Historically, a Catholic church which began in the late 14th century. Since then, the church has changed hands 10 times. Today it is Protestant since 1936.
Written 12 December 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Kelly B
Iowa4,373 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
This church looks very impressive from the outside, what with dominating the market square.

I could only get a brief glimpse of the inside: there was a church event for families going on, and (understandably) photos weren’t allowed. Tourists could stand in the entrance and look in at the main area. I didn’t think the inside was very remarkable.
Written 4 November 2023
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AllanJGJ
Wellington, New Zealand3,848 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
A fine cathedral with romanesque and gothic features and some quality stained glass. My favourite feature though was the tacky tourist shops tucked into the niches outside - apparently this was a common feature in medieval times; now almost universally stripped away in every large European churches. The other thing which we loved was the story that until 1936 there was a wall down the middle of the nave so that protestants and catholics could both use it for worship. The cathedral dominates the brilliant Marktplatz so you'll definitely want to go inside and have a look while you're in Heidelberg.
Written 18 June 2023
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Sue M
Williamsburg, VA1,502 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Interesting church that has changed from Catholic to Protestant several times over its lifetime. At one point, the church housed both Catholics and Protestants. The church dominates the Market Square of the Old Town.
Written 19 May 2023
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Tommo
Melbourne, Australia50,610 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
The Church of the Holy Spirit is the largest church in Heidelberg and is an imposing figure in the market square.

It was contructed between 1398 and 1515 in both the Romanesque and Gothic styles.

Located in central market square in front of the church is the Hercules fountain.

Its a vibrant area with lots of seating areas, cafes and bars.
Written 11 February 2023
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand3,910 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
The largest church in Heidelberg, the Church of the Holy Spirit has a fascinating history. It was built between the 14th and 16th centuries and was originally a Roman Catholic church, but the church has changed denominations more than ten times throughout its history! Off and on, during 300 years of it's history, the main nave was split buy a wall, allowing both Catholics and Protestants to practice in the church at the same time. It is now a Protestant Evangelist church. The interior has unusual pink-colored support columns.
Written 29 January 2023
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23dj
Las Vegas, NV12,117 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
Beautiful old church in Heidelberger Altstadt. I was able to enter for a few minutes to look at the ceiling and walls around
Written 12 January 2023
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podrozniczka60
New Jersey14,846 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
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. Romanesque and Gothic styles dominate.
Very interestingly the nave and the choir of this church were once separated by a wall. It is hard to imagine this now but at the time it, allowed both Catholics and Protestants practice peacefully together.
Written 28 September 2022
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