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“Interesting, but lack of information”
Review of Aegidienkirche

Aegidienkirche
Ranked #7 of 151 things to do in Hannover
Certificate of Excellence
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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 love to know more about the history of the newly placed bell-tower of 1958. thats totally absent, a missed opportunity.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  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.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank aleksandar1s
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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 1985, the Japanese sister city of Hanover, Hiroshima, donated a peace bell which is installed close to the tower. It is used in an annual service on Hiroshima Day, 6 August. A very though provoking and solemn place, ideal as a place of reflection for what happened during WW2.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  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.

Date of experience: April 2018
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.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank HairyEyes
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