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“Impressive Monument” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Aegidienkirche

Aegidienkirche
Ranked #7 of 123 things to do in Hannover
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Impressive Monument”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 above Hirosima, the bell will be sriked. It is a good reminder to all of us how horrible a war is and don't let it happen again, never.

Visited April 2014
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“Church without roof in Hannover City”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 the shape of lightning: Once per year the shadow of the wall will intercept with this line. You can also find a Japanese bell, as a gift from Hiroshima, because Hannover is a twin town. The Aegidiene Kirch also turns out to be popular site for newly wedded couples to take pictures. The bell tower is still in tact, or has been rebuild (?), but it is not possible to go up.

Visited April 2014
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“Lest we forget”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 it.

Visited April 2014
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“A Place For Reflection on the "Red Line"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 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.

Visited September 2013
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“Come with Peace in Your Heart....”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 of piece" donated to the church by the Japanese people. It is a memorial to those who lost their lives in the atomic bombings in 1945. This is another spot where I have to say if you don't have a lump in your throat when you leave, you need to stay longer. Like so many places in Europe it is monument to those who lost their lives in wars, and a reminder why we must never allow it to happen again.

Visited May 2013
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