Aegidienkirche, Hannover

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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. Plan to visit Aegidienkirche during your Hannover vacation using our convenient Hannover journey planner.
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  • I came by chance. A really beeindruckenes Memorial. Ruins of a church that was bombed during the 2nd World War, were never rebuilt. Who here is in the Interior, you can formally feel what was going on here. I can only recommend everyone visiting.
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  • This church is a very interesting memorial to the 2nd World War. I suggest to visit it when there is no rain in order to spend enough time there.  more »
  • A really beautiful church. If you like to make photos, you have a beautiful scene here definitely. But also to look at is worth a visit!
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  • It's a nice historic place that you must see when visiting Hannover. The walls are standing while there is no ceiling as it has been collapsed during the world war II. It's clock is wonderful and worth seeing. It's location is in the heart of the city centre so it's easily accessible.
  • A reminder of WWII. The roof is totally gone by the bombing. It also got a bell from Hiroshima, its sister city, for remembering the trauma of war and the importance of peace.
  • Beautiful and poignant church destroyed in WW2
  • Special place talked to a couple selling Christmas decorations.
  • Powerful feels from a building in the city center of Hannover.

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