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Aegidienkirche

Osterstrasse | Mitte, 30159 Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany (Mitte)
49-511-32-69-16
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Ranked #8 of 34 attractions in Hannover
Type: Historic Sites
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

A VERY clinical church. Not conducive to prayer. No candles available, and no prayer offerings. Well located and worth visiting if you have spare time.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is Hannover's equivalent of the Kaiser Wilhelm Church In Berlin as it was also bombed in WW2 and has been left as a reminder of the futility of war. The bell comes from Hiroshima (one of Hannover's twin towns)

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Birmingham UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The remains of this once splendid church remind us of the horrors of war. Today the ruins for a poignant memorial to stupidity of war. I particularly liked the modern "stained glass" windows that have been installed here.

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Mission Viejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This is one of my favorite war memorials. The hollow shell of a church is a haunting reminder of the destruction of war. However, the vibrant ivy and colorful art that has replaced the shattered stained glass makes the atmosphere more serene and contemplative than grim and desolate. There is a cross, bell, and a few stone benches within the... More

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Amsterdam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

this is the first church I saw on the "red line" route from central station. This church was destroyed by bombing in the WW II, only the wall was still remain and it never been restore it since then. The "peace" bell is a gift from Hirosima. Once a year at August 6, the day that he atom bomb dropped... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

You can reach the Aegidienkirche by following the touristic red line from Central Station (Hauptbahnhof) Hannover. After the second world war bombings, the roof has not been restored and it had been decided to keep it this way. The openings, where once where the windows, are decorated with some art work. On the floor you see a white line in... More

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Boca Raton, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

This is a place to keep in our minds the stupidity of wars. This church was destroyed during the II WW and only the outer walls remained. It was here that the Reformation began in Hannover. There is the Peace bell (in remembrance of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima) and a beautiful sculpture called "Humbleness". Don't miss... More

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San Ramon, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

If you're going on a self-guided tour through Hannover, you may be following the "Red Line" (If not, check it out, since it hits all the main interesting spots). This church is one of the points on the line, and it's always been an impressive place for reflection.

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Houston, Texas
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32 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

and leave with a lump in your throat. The Aegidienkirche is one of the ancient churches in Hannover. It was bombed severely during World War II and now only the walls are standing. Go there on a sunny day and watch how the shadows move as the sun traverses the clear Lower Saxony sky. Save some time for a "bell... More

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Midland, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

This is a good memorial and reminder of the horror of war. It is close to the City center and will not take much time to visit. Read about it before going to fully understand the location.

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