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Aegidienkirche

Osterstrasse | Mitte, 30159, Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany
+49 4951 1326916
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Interesting, but lack of information

This church was left the way it is after WW2. Its an interesting place to visit, and the peace bell... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Luecht
,
Leuven, Belgium
Powerfull

Tucked away in the city, this is a tremendous reminder of devastation which war brings. Very... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2018
Aleksandar S
,
Belgrade, Serbia
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“war memorial” (10 reviews)
“peace bell” (3 reviews)
LOCATION
Osterstrasse | Mitte, 30159, Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany
Mitte
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+49 4951 1326916
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"poignant reminder"
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"hear the bells"
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"outer walls"
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"bell tower"
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"world war"
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"old church"
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"close to the city center"
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"hiroshima"
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"victims"
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"reflection"
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"shadow"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This church was left the way it is after WW2. Its an interesting place to visit, and the peace bell which was given as a gift by partnercity Hiroshima, is a token of remembrance. I do however find the amount of information given limited, would...More

Thank Luecht
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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Tucked away in the city, this is a tremendous reminder of devastation which war brings. Very powerful monument made from ruins of old church.

Thank Aleksandar S
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

It was destroyed in World War II, and was left in ruins as a war memorial. Several Baroque epitaphs are featured on the outer walls. One of them, for Susanna Magdalena Oldekop, who died in 1648 as a child, shows her with an angel. In...More

Thank Big_Jeff_Leo
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

A truly poignant memorial used to great effect. Even the kids, usually oblivious, were struck by the various installations and the feeling of the place. Well Worth a visit.

Thank anatomic
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

The family and I visited today and enjoyed it. It’s quite a feeling being in a bombed out church left as a memorial. The bell from Hiroshima and the shadow line were thought provoking.

Thank HairyEyes
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

It is close to the city center and it is good to see and to testimony history. I would recommend first to read the story for the church.

Thank Ivana B
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

This church is a very interesting memorial to the 2nd World War. I suggest to visit it when there is no rain in order to spend enough time there.

Thank Alexandros R
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Reviewed 14 December 2017

The Aegidienkirche was built in 1347, and was one of the main curches in the city. Then on the night of 8 October, 1943 following extensive damage from World War II bombing, the 14th century church was left a shell, with only its exterior walls...More

4  Thank alisdair t
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

You just walk up. No security and no sign in. It seems all the more surreal that this bombed out church is so understated. And the stone plinth at one of the entrances gives the time, to the second, that the church was destroyed. German...More

Thank RichardHowes
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

The walls of a church destroyed by bombing allowing a chance to reflect on the effects of war. Time for a quiet moment of reflection.

Thank dwd_11
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