St. Peter's Church, Heidelberg

St. Peter's Church, Heidelberg

St. Peter's Church is Heidelberg's oldest church. It was originally built during the 12th century in the Romanesque style. St. Peter's Church was originally a parish church. It became a collegiate church in 1400. The church was renovated in 1489, and a chapel and Gothic-style tower were added.

St. Peter's Church was destroyed during the Nine Years’ War. The church was rebuilt in the Baroque style during the 18th century and then rebuilt in a neo-Gothic style from 1863 to 1870. Since 1896, the church has functioned as a university church.

St. Peter's Church has an ancient cemetery with graves and monuments that are over 500 years old. One of the most famous graves belongs to the poet Olympia Fulvia Morata who died in 1555. The church has 90 epitaphs inside and 66 epitaphs on the outside walls.

The church had a major interior renovation between 2004 and 2005 and recently installed modern church windows designed by Johannes Schreiter.

St. Peter's Church regularly holds panel discussions, exhibitions, and concerts.

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Sight Name: St. Peter's Church
Sight Location: Heidelberg, Germany (See walking tours in Heidelberg)
Sight Type: Religious
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