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Aegidienkirche, Hannover

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Historic Site Tourist Spot
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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  • Make sure you are there 5 mins past the hour to hear the bells. Sit and absorb the history for a few minutes don't just rest in and out. Worth a little time.  more »
  • This church as been left as it was after WWll bombing which makes it an interesting and poignant site  more »
  • Along with the more famous Marktkirche and Kreuzkirche, the Aegidienkirche is the third of the city's three churches before WWII. Destroyed during the carpet bombings of Hannover in 1943, the church w...  more »
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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.