Church of the Holy Ghost
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YankinderSchweiz
Münchenbuchsee, Switzerland4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2013
The pretty ceiling of this baroque church reminds me of a colorful wedding cake. Worth a quick look since it is steps from the main train station, and on the way to the Old City of Bern. Different from most churches here, the organ is in front of the congregation. At the moment, there are Friday afternoon organ concerts, though I have not attended. Often closed.
Written January 4, 2013
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Lu-Gerda d
Mossel Bay, South Africa242 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2011 • Friends
The Heiliggeistkirche or Church of the Holy Ghost was completed in 1729. It is easy to find next to Bern's main train station. I loved the baroque interior with sandstone columns, free-standing pulpit and beautiful pastel ceiling.
Written May 10, 2012
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Gary C
Heysham, UK1,304 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
We arrived to early, so we did some site seeing and then returned to find a service being held. That was even better.
It was nice to just sit back and enjoy.
Written May 18, 2016
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Lucca
Jundiai, SP299 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Couples
The church is quite normal if compared with the Münster for example. Another important detail is that the external part is covered due to reparations since months. Right now (Sep/2015) it is not really worthy the walk, unless you take the chance to visit it in one of your already planed city tours.
Written September 6, 2015
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,626 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
This is probably the first Church you'll see if you arrived in the Swiss capital by train, as it stands right next door to the railway station.
It's a simple Baroque style Reformist Church.
Written April 9, 2022
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yns_10
Sydney, Australia1,416 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This large and relatively simple Baroque Swiss reformation church is nice place to stop for a few minutes of calm and reflection.
Written December 12, 2019
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David
Madrid, Spain4,092 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Reformist church built in the 18th century in Baroque Style. It is next to the train station, so it may be the first point of interest in the city you visit.
Written September 19, 2019
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louisellebryan
Nashville, TN168 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
The Heilliggeistkirche was directly across the street from our hotel, the Hotel Schweizerhof, so it was the first place we hit after settling into our rooms.

From the outside, it is a wedding cake. With careful footwork, to avoid the tram lines cutting across your lens, you can take some very pretty pictures.

Inside, it is a Fabergé Egg, at least the ceiling: Easter pastels for everyone. The organ is lovely. Apparently, judging by the signage, the posters, and the fliers, the church is used a lot or musical concerts - it certainly has great acoustics for it.

Why three stars? Not because the Church of the Holy Ghost isn't beautiful - it is - but if you've been to Europe, you know that you will run into thousands of churches and pass by thousands more you didn't know about that are MORE, well, profound, interesting, impressive, moving. If you have time for this one or the Cathedral, go with the Cathedral. That said, I'm not unhappy we stopped in for a look.

I mentioned in my title that the Heilliggeistkirche has an interesting story. It does. Check out the Wikipedia entry. The first buildings went up in 1228 - maybe THAT on its own is reason enough to pay a little respect...
Written July 29, 2019
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Matthew G
Indianapolis, IN381 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
While we weren't able to tour the interior, we did walk around the church during our tour of Old Town and appreciated how beautiful and old the church was.
Written December 3, 2018
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muzique1960
Woodridge, IL780 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Solo
Large sanctuary. Very plain, compared to most church in Bern. Very well maintained. It is located close to the train station. If you are visiting and looking for beautiful, historic churches to see, I'd suggest seeing Bern Minster.
Written September 16, 2018
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