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Marktkirche, Hannover

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Church · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
To see the southernmost example of the North German Brick Gothic architectural style, visit Marktkirche, the city's main Lutheran church. Completed in 1366, the church is noted for its saddleback roof, rising above the nave and two aisles. The high western tower, one of the highest in this part of the country, once represented a symbol of the city's wealth and power. Today, the tower is a major urban landmark, easily spotted from numerous distant parts of the city. Inside the building you can see the main altar of linden wood, carved around 1480. The front of the altar shows 21 scenes from the life of Christ, while the back displays images of the church's two patron saints, Saint George and Saint James. The church also boasts the biggest bell in Lower Saxony, only used on special occasions. PutMarktkirche into our Hannover trip itinerary builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • The music played there at the time we were there was fantastic. But I don’t like some scary sculpture inside it.  more »
  • The church dedicated to St. Georgii et Jacobi, commonly known as Marktkirche, or "The Church at the Marketplace", dates from at least the 14th century, as some stories say that it was built on the...  more »
  • Its a very soothing place. While visiting there I have witnessed a wedding too.I enjoyed it...
  • Wonderful sight, quite omnious as it towers above the city with its dark looks. But very beatiful as well, especially inside.

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