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Aegidienkirche

Osterstrasse | Mitte, 30159, Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany
+49 4951 1326916
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A must if you visit the city

The Aegidienkirche was built in 1347, and was one of the main curches in the city. Then on the... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2017
alisdair t
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Workington, United Kingdom
Incredible to stand in the church and imagine 1945 Hannover

You just walk up. No security and no sign in. It seems all the more surreal that this bombed out... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2017
RichardHowes
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Durban, South Africa
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“war memorial” (8 reviews)
“peace bell” (2 reviews)
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Osterstrasse | Mitte, 30159, Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany
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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

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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
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
Reviewed 23 October 2017

A must-visit. Just get the deep and hard feeling how the war awful is. That's it. A powerful hit of tragedy over a steady and calm life - just not to forget, that wars should never happen any more.

Thank Yury D
Reviewed 4 October 2017

A war memorial that everyone should visit. A huge old church destroyed by bombs, a lesson for the next generation about war and barbarism!

Thank MariaGeo86
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

This is such a sad place to see, but so important. Highly recommend taking 10 minutes to hear the bells and think about all that happened in WWII. A true piece of history.

Thank Sarah K
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

A reminder of the worst human acts. Together with the models of the rathouse, reminders of the winners of the second world war acts.

Thank Garikoitz L
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Make sure you are there 5 mins past the hour to hear the bells. Sit and absorb the history for a few minutes don't just rest in and out. Worth a little time.

Thank Kiwi5
Reviewed 31 May 2017

This church as been left as it was after WWll bombing which makes it an interesting and poignant site

Thank davidandmel
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Along with the more famous Marktkirche and Kreuzkirche, the Aegidienkirche is the third of the city's three churches before WWII. Destroyed during the carpet bombings of Hannover in 1943, the church was left to be a war memorial commemorating the dark period of WWII and...More

Thank Carlo A
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