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Collegiate Church of the Holy Cross (Stiftskirche)

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Address: Stiftsstrasse 12 | Mitte, 70173 Stuttgart, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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+49 711 294292

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Mixture of styles

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... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2017
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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 of Stuttgart by the Count Eberhard the Illustrious of Württenberg as his place of residence.... More 

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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 look, it's different to other churches I've seen around Germany.

Thank Jayme C
Perugia, Italy
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305 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
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.

Thank Cocciolino2015
Rabat, Malta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Nice church to visit when in Stuttgart especially during the Christmas time. It is simple inside but very nice from the outside especially during sunset with all the Christmas stalls around it.

Thank vince a
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1,476 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 925 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

We were touring the Christmas Market in Schillerplatz and decided to give this church a look see. The interior is nothing special but the exterior provided a great backdrop for photos of the colorful Christmas market. This was especially so at dusk with the multi colored sky as the sun set.

Thank jaybeeFL
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Built in the early 12th century it was destroyed in 1944 during World War II. It was rebuilt in 1958. Lots of stain glass windows and much of the construction used original stone. Was a Catholic Church but changed to Evangelical. There is an admission charge to help with continued renovation. Very active church in the community

Thank Chinapjs
Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We did not actually go inside the church but walked by and enjoyed the view and the small peaceful square that it is located in. Worth passing by.

Thank walid m
Billinge, Lancashire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

A mix of Ancient modern historical church, charming character. medieval outer architecture, apparently damaged a lot in WW11 and subsequently rebuilt portion is the modern part, very contrasting and pleasant feel, beautiful stained glass.

Thank LairdandLady4
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Reviewed 25 June 2016

Beautiful church, stunning stained glass & carved statues. Take 15 mins of your time to enjoy a little bit of heaven

Thank Veronica T
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016

This is a beautiful looking church that has been rebuilt to resemble a medieval church that was originally built here! Apparently one of the few historical churches.

Thank Angela H

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