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Church of the Holy Spirit Heidelberg

heiliggeistkirche rueckansicht

The church of the holy spirit is the largest and most important church in Heidelberg. It has been constructed at the market square, in the middle of the old town, close to the Heidelberg castle. The tower - together with the castle's octagonal bell tower - dominates the cityscape.

The gothic hall church, which had been built out of new red sandstone, has a baroque roof and a baroque tower dome. It is a unique piece of work that continues to convey a high artistic stature.

It had been planned as a grave for the electors of the Palatinate and as a representative Lord's house of the residence city. The construction work started in 1398 was finished in 1515.


  • Church service on Sunday at 11.00am
  • Hour of the church music on Saturday at 06.15pm
  • Lunchbreak- the ecumenical prayers from Monday to Saturday 12.30pm - 12.40pm
  • Every 1. Sunday there is a "church coffee" after the service


Protestant priest's office Holyspirit
Heiliggeiststr. 17
69117 Heidelberg
Tel.: +49 06221 21117
Fax: 06221/980349