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Must See this peaceful church

This church hasn’t been reconstructed after the horror of WWII. Anyway it is a peaceful and a... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
Istanbul, Turkey
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Piece of history, left untouched

As other reviewers have mentioned here, there isn’t much information onsite regarding the complete... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2018
Greer, South Carolina
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Osterstrasse | Mitte, 30159, Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany
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Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

This church hasn’t been reconstructed after the horror of WWII. Anyway it is a peaceful and a masterpiece from Hannover, one of the most attacked cities in Germany. The bell from Hiroshima, all walls and the cross are amazing contrast. Must see!!!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

As other reviewers have mentioned here, there isn’t much information onsite regarding the complete history of this church, which was mostly destroyed during WWII. Sites such as this one are important, as a reminder of historic events, and to show how we can rise above...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank TheNautiFloridian
Reviewed 9 July 2018

The church was built in 1347. In World War II bombing, the church was left a shell, with only its exterior walls standing. Instead of attempting to restore the church, it was decided that it should be left as a war memorial. The church has...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank R1595PCjohnt
Reviewed 12 June 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Luecht
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.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank aleksandar1s
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

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Big_Jeff_Leo
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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank anatomic
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.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank HairyEyes
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.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Ivana B
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.

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank alexandros667
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