Church of the Holy Spirit in Heidelberg

view from Heidelberg castle on the Church of the Holy Spirit

view of the tower of the Church of the Holy Spirit

inside view of church 
 with stained glass windows

view of arches of church and ceiling

decoration on ceiling of church

red stained glass window

memorial tablet inside the Church of the Holy Spirit

The Church of the Holy Spirit(Heiliggeistkirche) in Heidelberg was built from 1398 to 1441. It's located at the main market square and dominates the old town.

The church has been home to Catholics and Protestants during the centuries. In 1706 a barrier was erected because both wanted to hold service here. The barrier stayed for 230 years in its place until it was removed in 1936. Today, the Church of the Holy Spirit is a Protestant Church.

It is also famous for being the burial place of 55 Prince Electors and for hosting the famous Bibliotheca Palatina until 1623.

Location: Marktplatz, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany

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Jurgen Huibers
Jurgen Huibers

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