Aegidienkirche, Hannover

4.4
#1 of 16 in Historic Sites in Hannover
Dating back to the 14th century, Aegidienkirche lost its roof to air raids in World War II. Instead of being rebuilt, it was left as a memorial to the horrors of the war. The spaces that once held windows are now adorned with artwork. On the outer walls, you'll see baroque adornments with the angels, hourglasses, and skulls characteristic of the 17th and 18th centuries. As you tour the church, you'll hear a chime that was placed in the tower in 1958. The Hiroshima Peace Bell, a gift from Japan to serve as a remembrance of the atomic bomb attacks on Hiroshima, hangs in the tower's entrance. Plan to visit Aegidienkirche during your Hannover vacation using our convenient Hannover journey planner.
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  • The victims of all the wars no matter where they are. Only the tower and the walls are left - that is done in purpose. "Unsere Toten"  more »
  • Since the Aegidienkirche is at most a 10-minute walk from the new town hall, it cannot be missed in good conscience. So there to go!
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  • Easy to find if you follow the red line :) good for photos, I recommend it!
  • Too historic place that you can not missed it.
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