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“Most photographed Church in Füssen”

Heilig–Geist–Spitalkirche
Ranked #13 of 35 things to do in Fussen
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Heilig-Geist Spitalkirche used to serve the old hospital in Füssen.The origional church was gothic and built in the 15th century.It was destroyed by fire in 1733.The church was rebuilt between 1748-49 in the Rococo style.The church is the most photographed church in the city due to the exterior facade which was painted by Joseph Joseph Walch in 1749 with colorful frescoes. The upper half show the Blessed Trinty whilst the lower half shows St Florian & St Christopher.The church used to be used weekly for the Holy Mass,but is now only used for Mass on Pentecost Monday which is a Holyday of Obligation and the Patronal feast.It is used for children's services at times and also for a few weddings.Inside the church above the main altar is a beautiful painting of Pentecost.with the tongues of fire coming down on the Apostles.There are two side altars,one dedicated to Our Blessed Lady and the other too St Joseph.In the centre of the church on the ceiling can be found a wonderful depiction of the 7 sacraments.To the side of the main altar on the left hand side one can view the balcony where the sick came from the hospital to attend the Holy Mass.Some beautiful statues of German saints as well as Stations of the Cross can also be found within this small church.Unfortunatly the Blessed Sacrament is no longer reserved in the church.

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

By doing the old town Fussen walk this is one of the features you will come across.
Hard to miss as a very colourfull exterior and sits right on the intersection near the bridge over the River Lech.
Nice inside, well worth spending some time there taking it all in .
Very interesting is it’s history, it is a church that has obviously looked after the sick and under privileged over the years which is very commendable, read about it on site .we enjoyed our visit.

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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Barock splendour, easy stroll from city centre, well maintained church, gilded ceilings, altars and numerous paintings.

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Lovely church very much in the tradition of southern German Catholicism. Airy and bright, very ornate in places, it's worth a moment to poke your head in and look around.

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Reviewed 17 May 2017

A small church located in Fussen, you can not miss its colorful exterior.

Step inside and notice the very old collection box as well as the old vintage holy water container.

There is a sign on the side of the church explaining the church's history.

Thank Ann C
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