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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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  • A very nice place to meditate... also in entertainment in the evenings. A penalty have not observed in its entirety.
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  • In Hanover will take you past this Church as long as one follows the amazing red line on the sidewalk. The church stands more or less untouched after it was bombed in 1943. There is a special serenity here, which is kind of hard to describe. The Church will be used as a memorial for those who fell in the war. Well worth a visit.
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  • The devastation of the war as it's where showing where you can still see the scene of history followed by more significant meaning, where did this switching
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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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