Heilig Geist Spital, Nürnberg

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    Heilig-Geist-Spital (Hospital of the Holy Spirit)

    by brendareed Written Oct 16, 2014

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    The Heilig-Geist-Spital is another beautiful building set along the River Pegnitz. It is a former hospice that now serves as a senior citizens’ home, so it can only be viewed from the outside, except for visits to the restaurant within. And the best place to view the hospital is from the bridge between Königstrasse and Plobenhofstrasse (for this exact location, visit my Nürnberg Googlemap.

    Historically, the building began as the Hospice of the Holy Spirit (Heilig-Geist-Spital) and was constructed in the mid-1300s as a foundation by the wealthy mayor, Konrad Grosse, serving the elderly and the needy. Later in the 1500s the hospice grew and the building expanded to go over the River Pegnitz. These new additions served as both the minister’s and administrator’s homes.

    At one time the building contained Nürnberg’s oldest bronze cast sculpture; today a replica can be seen in the Hanselhof and the original in the Germanisches Nationalmuseum.

    My photos show the building in both the summer and the winter since I visited Nürnberg in two very different seasons. On our summer visit, we found workers cleaning up after a "rubber ducky" race - the bright yellow ducks were channeled into a central location and men in the water were scooping them up out of the water. I've heard of rubber ducky races many times, but this was the first time I considered what happened to all the ducks at the end of the event.

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    THE HOSPICE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

    by balhannah Written Jul 7, 2013

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    It was a lovely sunny day when I came across the Hospice of the Holy Spirt. What a picture this building was, for part of it was sitting over the calm water of the River Pegnitz, resulting in some beautiful reflections.
    This old building, built between 1332 and 1339, was able to be built because of a large donation from a very wealthy person, "Konrad Gross." The Holy Spirit Hospital was the largest city institution for care of the sick and elderly in the Imperial City. During WWII, bombs hit the Hospital buildings, leaving only the ground floor walls from the bridge wing, arch structures on the Pegnitz river and the remains of the outer walls. In the 1950's, it was reconstructed, including the picturesque bay window with its pointed tower being rebuilt.

    Today, the Hospice of the Holy Spirit is a municipal senior citizens' home.

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    Heilig-Geist-Spital

    by mirchica Written Jan 7, 2011

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    The Hospice of the Holy Spirit was built between 1332 and 1339 for old and needy people.
    After 1500 it was expanded over the river Pegnitz .
    Today, the Hospice of the Holy Spirit is a municipal senior citizens' home.

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    by doug48 Updated Jul 27, 2009

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    on a bridge spanning the pegnitz river is the heilig-geist-spital originally built in 1331 it was a hospital and alms house. today it is a senior citizens home. at the entrance to the heilig-gest-spital is an excellent restaurant.

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    by Airpunk Written Dec 18, 2007

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    The building situated on a bridge over the Pegnitz river, connecting the northern part with an island, is the Heilig-Geist-Spital. This hospital was built in 1331 and enlarged between 1488 and 1527 to have the present size. This newer part is also the part you see when looking from one of the Pegnitz bridges. It now houses a high-class restaurant.

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    by Carletto76 Written Aug 4, 2005

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    The Hospital of the Holy Spirit is one of the most famous houses in Nürnberg, the typical postcard picture of this romantic place.

    It was built 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.

    It was then extented in the 16th century along the river Pegnitz, building also a church of the hospital, which was unfortunately destroyes in WWII and never rebuilt, as well as some other parts of the complex.

    It now hosts a very nice restaurant.

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    Heilig-Geist Spital

    by antistar Written Jun 24, 2005

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    The Hospital of the Holy Spirit was first built as a welfare foundation in 1331, but held the Imperial Crown Jewels for most of the middle ages. Now it holds an interactive exhibition on the history of the bible, and other aspects of Christianity. For me the most pleasing aspect of this building is its location over the river Pegnitz, viewed from the bridge on Konigstrasse.

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    Heilig-Geist-Spital

    by tini58de Updated Sep 23, 2004

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    The Hospital of the Holy Spirit was erected as early as 1331 as a welfare foundation. In the hospice church the Imperial Crown Jewels were kept during the Middle Ages. You have the best view of it from the bridge.

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    by Traub Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Heiligen-Geist-Spital. 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.
    Now it includes a classical franconian restaurant - great if you like to eat somethig typical from this region (btw: Barfüßler is also great).

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    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Jan 23, 2013

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    Deleted text on Barbara’s request, though it had a link
    Website: http://www.nuernberg.de/internet/portal_e/reiseziel/ctz_1904.html

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    Hl-Geist-Spital

    by Mikebond Written Jul 27, 2007

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    This building on river Pegnitz is the former medieval Holy-Spirit Hospital, built in 1331 and enlarged in 1488-1527 by Hans Belheim the Elder.

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