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Church of the Holy Ghost (Heiliggeistkirche)

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Address: Marktpl., 69115 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
11:00 - 17:00
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Have to see it during daylight

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 December 2016
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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

Thank Senjamerah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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.

Thank jaybeeFL
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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!

Thank Angela837
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

This church in the centre of the Old Town was great to visit, especially on a cold and very wet November afternoon! It's spire dominates the town and is a good pointer to the market place. It has some lovely stained glass windows and is very peaceful.

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Bethalto, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

The Church of the Holy Ghost is a beautiful church located in Old Town. Be sure to visit the inside of this church.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

The cathedral is really beautiful ouside and inside, the art glass is exquisite and overall a great experience

Thank JorgeRita

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