Significant Churches

The Heiliggeistkirche the most famous church in Heidelberg. It is located in the center of the city close to the Heidelberg Castle next to the Heidelberg townhall. The impressive façade together with the castle emphasises the silhouette of the Neckar town. The area behind the altar was used for depositing the famous Bibliotheca Palatina, an incomparable collection of old manuscripts and early printings which were stolen from Elector Maximilian I. during the Thirty Years ‘ War and was given as a present to the pope.