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Aegidienkirche

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Address: Osterstrasse | Mitte, 30159, Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany
Phone Number: 49-511-32-69-16
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Poignant Reminder Of The War

Visited here in December, sad reminder of the pain of war. The church was bombed during the war and it has stayed as a ruin ever since. Welll worth taking the time to see it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2015
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Birmingham,England
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Birmingham,England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Visited here in December, sad reminder of the pain of war. The church was bombed during the war and it has stayed as a ruin ever since. Welll worth taking the time to see it.

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Visited the ruins of the Aegidienkirche, an old 14th Century church that was destroyed by bombing in 1943 and left as a memorial and reminder of the impact of War, whilst walking around Hannover. The ruins are a fitting reminder of the wasteful destruction of War and are well worth a visit if in Hannover as you only need about... More 

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Thank Roberts69
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Very moving memorial of the second world war. They haven't restored it specifically for this purpose. Well worth the visit if in the centre of the city.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Spend a few minutes in contemplation here at this now memorial to the war. Peaceful and poigniant. A good stop on the city walking tour

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Rottenburg am Neckar, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Located in the center of Hannover, this is not a fancy place but ruins of the Aegidienkirche. Standing in the ruins, there is a special atmosphere to this place.

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Newport, S.wales
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

A gloomy reminder of the consequences of WAR. We stopped by here on the red thread walking tour. It was mildly interesting to read the plaques and memorials to the victims of the war and see a bell presented by Hiroshima city Quite moving really

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Thank Stueeee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

A neat historical stop on your visit to see a preservation of the consequences of war. So sad that this ancient building was bombed.

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

A nice church, different than the rest because it has no roof, in regard of 2nd world war bombs. Free access and close to the center

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

A burnt out shell of what once would have been a delightful church, is a fitting memorial to the dead and destruction of war. The bell from Japan is especially touching. Unfortunately was populated by a group of drunken down-and-outs on the day of our visit.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

As part of the Red Route tour (get details from Tourist Info opposite the station) the Aegidienkirche in the Old Town has been left only partly restored. The 1347 shell remains. The 1711 Tower has been restored and includes a bell donated by Hiroshima. There is a memorial to the huge numbers of local people killed in both wars as... More 

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