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Café an der Marktkirche, Hannover
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To see the southernmost example of the North German Brick Gothic architectural style, visit Café an der Marktkirche, the city's main Lutheran church. Completed in 1366, the church is noted for its saddleback roof, rising above the nave and two aisles. The high western tower, one of the highest in this part of the country, once represented a symbol of the city's wealth and power. Today, the tower is a major urban landmark, easily spotted from numerous distant parts of the city. Inside the building you can see the main altar of linden wood, carved around 1480. The front of the altar shows 21 scenes from the life of Christ, while the back displays images of the church's two patron saints, Saint George and Saint James. The church also boasts the biggest bell in Lower Saxony, only used on special occasions. Plan your visit to Café an der Marktkirche and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Hannover vacation generator.
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  • As ex-Hanoverians, who in 1970 to Munich and then went to school and education of Hanover, it is nice to be back here. A nice addition is the Christmas market around the market Church. By chance I came in the afternoon in the advent time of the market Church. The friendliness of the volunteer or salaried staff in the Church is striking. The illumination of the Church with "Blue skies and stars" was fantastic. The musical performances were consistently professional and really fit in the time and the frame. Maybe only the speech of an emissary of the magazine "Asphalt" was slightly too long... The Church was and is a tourist attraction but also the bricks of the thick pillars, the altar and the modern organ by its simplicity. Anyway, not necessarily me a church but the 45 minutes in the Marktkirche contributed to "Switch off". My thanks for this. Knut Hassan Karaki
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  • This is a typical large Lutheran church. Impressive without being ornate. The display of different Christmas cribs from around the world in December (2016) was excellent. 
  • The Marktkirche in Hanover is the landmark of Hanover and at any time of the year for me worth watching, especially at Christmas time when she will be illuminated from the inside.
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