Hospital of the Holy Spirit

Nuremberg, Germany

Established from 1332 to 1339 as a foundation endowed by the wealthy patrician Konrad Groß for the elderly and needy. Considered the largest private endowment by any individual before 1500.

The Hospital of the Holy Spirit was established in 1332–39 by Konrad Gross, a wealthy patrician, for the care for the elderly and needy. It was the largest private endowment in the Holy Roman Empire up to 1500. After 1500 the building complex was extended over the Pegnitz according to plans by Hans Beheim the Elder. Two structures along the southern arm of the river and the north wall of the former hospital church with its polygonal ridge-turret survive.

From 1424 to 1796, the imperial regalia were kept in the hospital church (not reconstructed after the war). In the arcaded Kreuzigungshof, there are the central figures of Adam Kraft’s Crucifixion group (ca 1506/08) and the tomb monuments of Konrad Gross (d. 1356) and Herdegen Valzner (d. 1423).



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Founded: 1332-1339
Historical period: Habsburg Dynasty (Germany)

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Chi Koa (3 months ago)
One of the better restaurant in Town, located over the river.
Greg (5 months ago)
Sausage was pretty good, but being in a Viking mass feeding restaurant takes it's toll. Service was rushed and impatient, and I wasn't impressed with their fast food restaurant mustard packs.
Rita Ainsworth (5 months ago)
If you like to try traditional and great food this is your place. The service and surroundings were also amazing. I thoroughly recommend it!
Kevin Thompson (6 months ago)
Great service to a table of 12, despite being very busy with other large tables. Nice selection of Bavarian cuisine, and kindly accommodating to my lactose intolerance. No complaints and will visit again!
R. Wareham (6 months ago)
Great food with a good atmosphere. The waitress worked us in to a table even though we didn't have reservations. The pork shoulder was one of the beat I have had. Would definitely recommend ND will come back.
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