Jesuitenkirche
Jesuitenkirche
4.5
Monday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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JaniO
US447 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Stunning church located in historic Heidelberg. Admired the church during a stroll through historic Heidelberg in February 2023.
Written 28 February 2023
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podrozniczka60
New Jersey16,129 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
This is a very beautiful and refreshing church to visit. It appears classically Jesuit in design and shape from the outside. The main altar looks impressive and distinctive in its surrounding.
Written 19 September 2022
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JXXXR
United Kingdom4,847 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Couples
Jesuitekirche is a nice church located in the old town in Heidelberg. The Church is nicer than most, however it is nowhere near as stunning as the best in Europe. This is worth visiting if you're in the Old Town already.
Written 25 September 2020
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Alfred V
Amsterdam, The Netherlands2,714 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
A bright and fresh church, as churches go. Not the gloomy interiors you see in most churches, so worth a look.
Written 13 September 2020
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graeme A
kuala lumpur273 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Walked around Heidelberg after our dinner and came across the Jesuitenkirche. Another really beautiful church in Europe. There is much to see and the Christmas display was on view. The organ was splendorous against the white interior. The priest was very helpful.
Written 14 February 2020
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weekinhaiti
Stuttgart, Germany843 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The Jesuit church in Heidelberg is plainly decorated in an overall white theme. The courtyard is peaceful and adjacent to the seminary with gardens on both sides of the wall. Wonderful organ near the entrance on the second level and another organ toward the front on the right side. Stylish cross free swinging in the breeze, Recommended for some quiet time and meditation.
Written 27 October 2019
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sir_meeshoo
Gdynia, Poland443 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
It won't stun you from the outside, but you shall find pure elegance inside. Notice how smoothly the pink shade of the facade goes to the altar area. A -1 rating adjustment for the floors - this cannot be described otherwise than a wasted potential.
Written 2 September 2019
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onlaydoc
South Windsor, CT340 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
Stunning in what it doesn’t have. An elegant white interior is refreshing. Beautiful organ and altar. Free admission.
Written 30 July 2019
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colin g
Rainham, UK1,116 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
Just off the beaten track its absolutely stunning inside and free to visit. The decor and adornments are just beautiful, words cannot do the craftsman justice. Awesome would be an understatement
Written 27 July 2019
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retireeVancouver
Vancouver, Canada1,829 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Tucked in a side street at Schulgasse and Merianstrasse, the Jesuit Church is worth the time to find. While the red sandstone facade resembles its mother church in Rome, the white interior is refreshing for its simple elegance. Upon entering, I immediately noticed the number of lit chandeliers sparkling above the nave leading my eye to the 3 very tall frescoes at the front of the church. They made a nice composition with 2 frescoes over the side altars and one over the main altar. These were painted in the mid1800s. The gilded cornices of the white fluted pilasters, which covered the columns on the nave, gleamed in the natural light as the church also had many large windows besides the crystal chandeliers. The pulpit was ornate and stood out with its gild decor. The barrel ceiling had no ribbing so was not a feature. The dark bench seating, placed in the nave, stood out against the white walls. Gone from the side aisles were those heavy dark altars often seen in other Catholic churches. instead, in one side aisle was a pieta sculpture done in 1905. A notice on an aisle wall informed visitors that the tombstone for Fredrick I was in the crypt -use the left side entrance of the church. The Treasury of the church holds 17th to 19th century clerical art and gold and silver religious objects which may be of interest to some visitors with time to spend in Heidelberg.

The sculpture work on the exterior of this red sandstone church is understated. Three large statues representing important people tin the Jesuit faith like Loyola and a Jesuit martyred missionary are placed over the 3 doors. The other smaller statues on the roof line represent Christian virtues like love, faith, hope. The church is difficult to photograph because it is hemmed into its location with the adjoining Jesuit College buildings, now university administration and school of philosophy buildings.

The history behind the church is just as interesting as a visit inside. The reason for Jesuits building this church in Heidelberg in the early 18th century was to convert its Protestant citizens to catholicism. Although a good portion of the church was finished by the mid-1700s, the interior of the Heiliggeistkirche remained divided until 1936 so that Catholics and Protestants services could be held simultaneously.

The Jesuitkirche is a working church - the main Catholic Church in Heidelberg. When services are held the opportunity to take photos and to wander around is limited. Visitors might ask themselves, "How well does it compare to its religious competitor, the Heilliggeist kirche?"
Written 25 June 2019
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