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Collegiate Church of the Holy Cross (Stiftskirche)

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A church of past-modern

It has interesting modern type of art inside roof. Again no English info anywhere! Even no... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
Polokwane, South Africa
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Lovely church, very peaceful

Visited the Collegiate church during our stay in Stuttgart. The contrast between outside and inside... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2018
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Stiftsstrasse 12 | Mitte, 70173 Stuttgart, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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The inside of this church, the most important protestant church in the region, is relatively plain but attractively so. It is definitely worth a look. We found it very peaceful too.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank UKCleopatra2013
Reviewed 20 October 2018

Some steps in the interior. The original vaulting of the nave was lost in the war but there is an interesting modern "vaulting effect". The east end of the church survived much better and has interesting statuary. Custodians very helpful in a mixture of their...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

It has interesting modern type of art inside roof. Again no English info anywhere! Even no brochures! But so close to Königstraße so worth a visit. Tower was not open, maybe cause it was Saturday!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DrAliHalajian
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Visited the Collegiate church during our stay in Stuttgart. The contrast between outside and inside is initially a surprise. The outside is of an older (original)style, but I liked the 'new' style interior with wonderful stone and carvings. The light from the windows gave a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank otto-uk
Reviewed 11 March 2018

The style of this church is very different. From the outside it is a very traditional church but once inside it is anything but traditional. The ceiling is amazing, which was done in 2003. It was first built around 1240.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 1991KEB
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Cool old church. The real shame is it was bombed in WWII and alot of the history erased. I attended church there on Sunday. It was nice.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Ryan R
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

The church was partially destroyed during WW2 and it's was renovated after that. It has quite modern architecture inside that IMHO fits nicely in overall style. Sit there for a while and enjoy it. If you want to know more about history of the building,...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank PavelSuk
Reviewed 27 February 2017

At the site where the present Collegiate lies a Romanesque church was built in the twelfth and thirteenth century. According to the sources concerned, it was apparently a three-nave church. A choir in the early gothic style was added in the fourteenth century upon adoption...More

Date of experience: December 2016
2  Thank periandro
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

While a traditional architectural style on the outside is visible, inside is quite modern! One of the staff was able to explain some of the history behind the church and the crypt, very interesting. I am glad I bumped into this church! Worth a quick...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Jayme C
Reviewed 15 December 2016

This church was damaged during World War II but has been completely restored. The architecture is a composite from different ages which makes it truly unique. It's obviously a much loved church by the populace.

Date of experience: December 2016
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