Aegidienkirche, Hannover

Dating back to the 14th century, Aegidienkirche lost its roof to air raids in World War II. Instead of being rebuilt, it was left as a memorial to the horrors of the war. The spaces that once held windows are now adorned with artwork. On the outer walls, you'll see baroque adornments with the angels, hourglasses, and skulls characteristic of the 17th and 18th centuries. As you tour the church, you'll hear a chime that was placed in the tower in 1958. The Hiroshima Peace Bell, a gift from Japan to serve as a remembrance of the atomic bomb attacks on Hiroshima, hangs in the tower's entrance. To visit Aegidienkirche on your trip to Hannover, use our Hannover vacation builder.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Here, the commemoration of the tragedy of the second world war is associated with that of Hieroshima. You should not continue to rush and sometimes leave the camera phone. Impressive the Japanese Bell.
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  • August 12, 2017
    Recommend. Wreckage of a dilapidated Church, decadent ancient but gave birth to new life, in with the new in the old, gray walls of green vines, entered within the crumbling walls, even around a full picture without a roof as if into a quiet space, could not help but to breathe quietly.
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  • August 12, 2017
    Still the ruins of this church skłaniaja to reflect on the passing. What once was an impressive and beautiful now remains monumental. The towering walls without the roof of the Church and all-encompassing wall of Ivy are making a big impression.
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  • Original place by its shape and meaning Worth to see it
  • Beautiful piece of history.
  • Awesome location, i recommend listening to the bells
  • So beautiful!
  • Interesting place.

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