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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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  • By far my favorite spot as a tourist in the city. The memorial to Hannover's afflictions and reminders of WWII is brilliantly powerful and a must visit. The remaining architecture and relative accessi...  more »
  • An impressive structure. A constant of history, such is crucial to understanding what it was and as it should be on.
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  • Is the Aegidienkirche in the Centre of Hanover, who was hit hard in the second world war. It serves as a memorial to commemorate the horrors of wartime bombing and on the fate of the Hanoverian partner city of Hiroshima. A place of tranquility amidst the hustle and bustle of the big city.
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  • Interesting place
  • Nice that you can walk where ever you want.
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  • 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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