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Marktkirche, Hannover

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#2 of 16 in Historic Sites in Hannover
To see the southernmost example of the North German Brick Gothic architectural style, visit Marktkirche, the city's main Lutheran church. Completed in 1366, the church is noted for its saddleback roof, rising above the nave and two aisles. The high western tower, one of the highest in this part of the country, once represented a symbol of the city's wealth and power. Today, the tower is a major urban landmark, easily spotted from numerous distant parts of the city. Inside the building you can see the main altar of linden wood, carved around 1480. The front of the altar shows 21 scenes from the life of Christ, while the back displays images of the church's two patron saints, Saint George and Saint James. The church also boasts the biggest bell in Lower Saxony, only used on special occasions. Put Marktkirche into our Hannover trip itinerary builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • A nice place to just to sit in silence. Still the basic features of the medieval church are seen, although the church was destroyed badly during the World War Two. No entrance fee.  more »
  • It was so dark inside and so desanjelado, that although they allowed to take pictures, nothing came out attractive.
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  • Above Hannover’s bland central shopping district rises a sturdy red brick tower adorned with a large pentagram on one face and a hexagram on the clock face. The 14th century brick Gothic church was partially destroyed in an air raid and restored in the ’50s. The interior is austere, but the altar and organ are impressive.
  • Beautiful historical church. This church is also famous for the red bricks "Klinker" mostly in northern Germany used.
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