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Review of Aegidienkirche

Aegidienkirche
Ranked #7 of 151 things to do in Hannover
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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.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Ivana B
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"war memorial"
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"peace bell"
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"century church"
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"bell tower"
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"exterior walls"
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"piece of history"
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"poignant reminder"
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"hear the bells"
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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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"hannover hbf"
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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.

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank alexandros667
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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 standing. Instead of attempting to rebuild the church, it was decided that it should be left as a war memorial.
The Aegidienkirche has a peace bell, which was a gift from Hannover’s sister city, Hiroshima. Every year, on Hiroshima Day, there is a peace ceremony and the bell is rung each hour. There is also a glockenspiel in the tower, which rings over the city four times a day, sending out a message of peace.

Date of experience: December 2017
5  Thank alisdairt
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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 precision demonstrated.

Well worth a stop.

Date of experience: November 2017
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.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank dwd_11
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