The Holy Cross Minster (Heilig-Kreuz-Münster) is the main Catholic church in Schwäbisch Gmünd. It stands on the site of a former, much smaller romanesque church. It took about 500 years to be completed, though not consecutively. Initial construction began around 1325 under the leadership of an unknown master builder on what was left of the previous romanesque church, the towers of which were still standing. In 1497, the south tower fell onto the north tower, which knocked over the north tower after a bow connecting the two was removed and in 1515, all repair work was finished.

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Founded: 1325
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: Habsburg Dynasty (Germany)

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Chris Bloss (8 months ago)
Nice old church windows, very high Gothic vault. Worth seeing!
Joseph Greyling (2 years ago)
What an amazing experience! If you like architecture from the Gothic era, this ab absolute must visit.
Ricky (2 years ago)
Good
Darren Smith (3 years ago)
Nice church with some history to go with it. Really nice area to walk around too
Dinesh Raja Ruban (3 years ago)
It's a wonderful church, not only from outside but also from inside. The sound from the church organ is very nice to hear and it gives pleasant feel. Worth going to this church. It is very near to bus stop, so it is optimal for tourists to go by walk (app. 3 minutes).
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