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Address: Heilige-Grab-Strasse, Gorlitz, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number: +49 3581 315864
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Constructed in the 15th century, Heilges Grab is a faithful replica of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem as it looked at that time. It's definitely worth a quick... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 June 2016
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Constructed in the 15th century, Heilges Grab is a faithful replica of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem as it looked at that time. It's definitely worth a quick visit just for that reason alone. For others, the setting offers a peaceful place for reflection.

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Leipzig, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Replica of the Holy Sepulchre at Jerusalem. There are the tomb itself and a sparse double chapel. It is not to be seen very much, but the original tomb in Jerusalem was destroyed- so you can have an idea how it was, here. Short tours are in German, but a leaflet in English is available. Some minutes to walk from... More 

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Derby
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

Replica of the purported original Holy Sepulchre, which itself no longer exists, the site is of some interest. There is not a great deal to see, but an English language folder is available to explain the individual buildings and their significance. Staff were welcoming. About a 10-15 minute walk from the town centre.

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

I'm sure that many will have appreciated the significance of this site, but not us. After the hike from the centre and the nominal €2 pp we were left distinctly underwhelmed.

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Sterling, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

The grounds are lovely and quite serene. It was built as a replica to the holy tomb in Jerusalem. A booklet is available in English to use while you are there, however the translation is slightly off making it a bit confusing. It was only a 2€ admission fee and opens at 10am.

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Thank Tanyajn1
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015

This place is meant to be a recreation of the stations of the cross and the tomb where Jesus was laid to rest. What makes this place interesting is that the guy who built it did so about 15 years before Columbus sailed to accidentally find the Americas. The little church is interesting because a lot of it has symbolism... More 

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Wittenberg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2015

This is a very realistic ´copy` of the original ensemble in Jerusalem and is well worth a visit for those who are interested in the subject

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Thank Thomas P
Berlin, Germany
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2014

Lovely, calm, religious site with long history. Find info at the entrance. Fee is reasonable. We visited with sunny winter weather while no other visitors were there. We enjoyed the walk up to the hill and the town view.

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Basel, Switzerland
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92 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2013

Crazy stuff: a guy about 300 years ago got a girl pregnant and instead of just helping the poor girl in some form or fashion, he went to Jerusalem where he copied the Burial Chambers of Jesus (I think) and made a pact to have it kept up at all times. The crazy part is that the original had been... More 

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Jenks, Oklahoma
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106 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2012

This is an interesting site to visit, it has an interesting History. I would rate several of the Gorlitz churches and the "Old town of Gorltz" ahead of it.

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