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Marktkirche, Hannover

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To see the southernmost example of the North German Brick Gothic architectural style, visit 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 Marktkirche and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Hannover vacation generator.
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  • Hannover's main Lutheran church. It was built in the 14th century as told by the locals. It's generally made of bricks; the spire is actually intimidating when seen up close. The church was badly dama...  more »
  • On this place a church was already built in the 12th century. Archaeological excavations in the '80s of last century confirmed the history of this place. In the 14th century the original "Marktkirche"...  more »
  • Large but simple decorated church. I had the luck that the organ was playing. I sat there and enjoyed the organ for half an hour. Really great.  more »
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  • Important and interesting church, both historically and architecturally.
  • Cool church, a lot of info to read there which could be and is interesting
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