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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This church was built in 14th century and rebuilt in 18th century. Iit didn't survive bombing during WWII and was left in ruins as a memorial to war victims. It is impressive and well worth a visit. more »
Certainly worth taking some time to look at the building elements of which remained after heavy bombing. The restaurant gives you a feel for the interior structure and we had a excellent buffet there. 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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