Heidelberg - This is the church of the Holy Spirit in the central market square

Church of the Holy Spirit in the market square of Heidelberg

There is no doubt that the Heidelberg Castle, or rather, the structure that remains of it, is the main monument of the beautiful university city On the banks of neckar river, in Germany.

But in the most central square of Heidelberg you find another very prominent monument, not far from the historic Carlos Teodoro Bridge. I mean the church of the Holy Spirit, which stands out from any panoramic view from the city.

The church of the Holy Spirit of Heidelberg It has its origins in a Romanesque church from the first half of the 13th century, but the imposing structure that you can see now in the center of the marketplace he finished lifting in Gothic style late in 1410. The tower, however, is from the year 1543.

Now the church of the Holy Spirit It also suffered the devastating fire of 1693, when its roof and interior decoration were totally destroyed.

Sepulcher in the church of the Holy Spirit of Heidelberg

While outwardly you see a structure «ancient«, When you enter the door of the church of the Holy Spirit, almost in front of the famous Zum Ritter House, You will be surprised to find a large glass panel that separates the entrance of the prayer area from the central nave.

This is due to the deep renovation works which have been carried out inside the church, and which were completed in 2006.

Central nave of the Church of the Holy Spirit in the market square of Heidelberg

Now you find a very bright interior Thanks to the many stained glass windows that open on all the facades of the building, many of them with a colorful decoration in a contemporary style. But the luminosity is also facilitated by the white walls of the interior walls.

The aforementioned stained glass windows, the roof configuration and the high columns show you an unequivocal Gothic style building.

I will also tell you that in the church of the Holy Spirit the free organ concert schedule, to one of whom I had the opportunity to attend my last trip to Heidelberg.

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Pictures Holy Spirit church of Heidelberg

As complement0, here is a gallery of photos of the church of the Holy Spirit of Heidelberg, both of the exterior views in the Market Square, as of its modernized interior.