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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
jemmersonm
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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
TheNautiFloridian
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Greer, South Carolina
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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.

1  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.

1  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.

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.

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.

Thank RichardHowes
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