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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. PutMarktkirche into our Hannover trip itinerary builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • The church was full of history and the architecture was impressive (I like Gothic). It's amazing how well it was built after the bombing from World War II. I would recommeend to visit for first... 
    The church was full of history and the architecture was impressive (I like Gothic). It's amazing how well it was built after the bombing from World War II. I would recommeend to visit for first...  more »
  • The Marktkirche (Market Church) dates back to the 14th century and was built in Gothic Brick Style. The original church was destroyed during the WWII and rebuilt during the early 50’s of the 20th... 
    The Marktkirche (Market Church) dates back to the 14th century and was built in Gothic Brick Style. The original church was destroyed during the WWII and rebuilt during the early 50’s of the 20th...  more »
  • The music played there at the time we were there was fantastic. But I don’t like some scary sculpture inside it. 
    The music played there at the time we were there was fantastic. But I don’t like some scary sculpture inside it.  more »
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  • Probably one of the noticeable landmarks in Hanover. It is a great starting point when traveling around the city. During the summer time, there is a beach court and some recreational activities outside. You cannot miss this church when visiting Hanover.
  • Though the place has a history but architecture wise I did not find it very intriguing as compared to churches in Spain and Italy built around same time. You may find it interesting to visit if you like historical and old buildings regardless of the architecture.
  • It is an impressive and captivating place with its splendor, scale and architecture. Free admission. Inside you can find chairs and listen to live church music. I attended an organ concert and Frank Schult's painting exhibition in this church. A powerful, inspiring organ sound that shakes the imagination, combined with technically perfect images of Frank Schult, creates an unforgettable atmosphere. June 21, 2022, Fete de la Musique, 17:25, performance by the female choir Vocalinda. Performing with women is a wonderful experience. A very beautiful and spacious church. The staffs are very nice and friendly people. Organ music is often performed in the evenings.
  • This old church is conveniently located in the heart of the market area of Hannover.
  • Beautiful historical place for wandering around

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