St. Kilian's Church

Heilbronn, Germany

St. Kilian's Church in Heilbronn is a Protestant Gothic hall church dating back to the 11th century. The church has one of the most remarkable renaissance church towers in Germany. The high altar was done by Hans Seyffer. Some of the stained glass is by Charles Crodel.

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Founded: c. 1100
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: Salian Dynasty (Germany)

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anna afek (11 months ago)
A beautiful, historical building, makes Heilbronn unique
Krishna Ajay (12 months ago)
Near to church Buga has put many thank you flowers to say thank you for 2019 BuGa event
Saadia Hafeez (2 years ago)
Good place cool and historic
Dannielle Rice (2 years ago)
Pretty wild. Very old and historically fascinating. There are more amazing churches to be sure, but this is a very nice one. Amazing organ!
Joni Ledgerwood (2 years ago)
Age of antiquity....
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