Dating back to the 14th century, Aegidienkirche lost its roof to air raids in World War II. Instead of being rebuilt, it was left as a memorial to the horrors of the war. The spaces that once held windows are now adorned with artwork. On the outer walls, you'll see baroque adornments with the angels, hourglasses, and skulls characteristic of the 17th and 18th centuries. As you tour the church, you'll hear a chime that was placed in the tower in 1958. The Hiroshima Peace Bell, a gift from Japan to serve as a remembrance of the atomic bomb attacks on Hiroshima, hangs in the tower's entrance. Plan to visit Aegidienkirche during your Hannover vacation using our convenient Hannover journey planner.
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Very visible traces of war. It's easy to see what the nasty side of war is because even with all the destruction it's still easy to see that this is/was a very beautiful church. It's now a memorial... more »
Wow. These ruins are beautiful, filled with sad history. Wonderful memorial of the past Germany since the 12th century. Great location within the center of the city more »
World war relic. Beautiful place in middle of the city. Needs more information boards to make it attractive for tourista interested in history.
It's an impressive monument to visit, take a moment to be there and imagine how it all looked like.
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