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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. To visit Aegidienkirche on your trip to Hannover, use our Hannover vacation builder.
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  • In the middle of a modern city you can find yourself inside sth weird and great. Empty, but you feel the spirit of that time. Your imagination starts drawing pictures of how it might have been going h...  more »
  • The Church I found if I follow the red line walking route from the train station. And Tower seen from a distance and looking good. Close and noticed the strangeness. So, no roof. A roof and stained-glass Windows seems not yet decayed, but for some reason, very solemn atmosphere is in the air. In the Church's square? Of like the bench, though. Great Cross of the remnants of the old were left.
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  • Well I'm not sure that I can say that much about this place... I liked it, I took nice pics but literally it took me 6 mins to finish. I do recommend visiting it, going inside as well. Just don't expe...  more »
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  • Interesting place
  • Nice that you can walk where ever you want.
  • History Place
  • Memorial to the destruction of the war. I recommend you to check what is the white line on the ground inside the building. It's such a sad geek trivia. There is also a Japanese accent to throw bombs on Hiroshima, who like partner Poznań is a city Hannover.
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  • Ruins of old church which one after the 2nd World War.
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