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The 'Aegidienkirche' is an historic monument in Hannover's city centre that reminds us of times of war and to keep the peace in the world. Although relatively hidden you'll find the church close to the Aegi, 200 m from the corner Friedrichswall/Osterstrasse. Every year on...More
This church hasn’t been reconstructed after the horror of WWII. Anyway it is a peaceful and a masterpiece from Hannover, one of the most attacked cities in Germany. The bell from Hiroshima, all walls and the cross are amazing contrast. Must see!!!
As other reviewers have mentioned here, there isn’t much information onsite regarding the complete history of this church, which was mostly destroyed during WWII.
Sites such as this one are important, as a reminder of historic events, and to show how we can rise above...More
The church was built in 1347. In World War II bombing, the church was left a shell, with only its exterior walls standing. Instead of attempting to restore the church, it was decided that it should be left as a war memorial. The church has...More
This church was left the way it is after WW2. Its an interesting place to visit, and the peace bell which was given as a gift by partnercity Hiroshima, is a token of remembrance. I do however find the amount of information given limited, would...More
It was destroyed in World War II, and was left in ruins as a war memorial.
Several Baroque epitaphs are featured on the outer walls. One of them, for Susanna Magdalena Oldekop, who died in 1648 as a child, shows her with an angel. In...More