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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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North West England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

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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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This is a war relic and definitely worth to visit. It serves a constant reminder on what war could do, could destroy. Within walking distance from Hannover HBF and worth a visit if you could spare the time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This old and magnificent church is situsted in the middle of the old town. It has got beautiful vitraux and a huge organ. Very simple in style , plain decoration. On the outside there is a statue of Luther. Worthwhile visiting

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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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Stafford, United Kingdom
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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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