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Must See this peaceful church

This church hasn’t been reconstructed after the horror of WWII. Anyway it is a peaceful and a... read more

Reviewed October 1, 2018
jemmersonm
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Piece of history, left untouched

As other reviewers have mentioned here, there isn’t much information onsite regarding the complete... read more

Reviewed July 24, 2018
Ashley H
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Tigerville, South Carolina
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed December 14, 2017

The Aegidienkirche was built in 1347, and was one of the main curches in the city. Then on the night of 8 October, 1943 following extensive damage from World War II bombing, the 14th century church was left a shell, with only its exterior walls...More

5  Thank alisdairt
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Reviewed October 25, 2015

Visited the ruins of the Aegidienkirche, an old 14th Century church that was destroyed by bombing in 1943 and left as a memorial and reminder of the impact of War, whilst walking around Hannover. The ruins are a fitting reminder of the wasteful destruction of...More

3  Thank Roberts69
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Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

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!!!

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Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Ashley H
Reviewed July 8, 2018

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

Thank R1595PCjohnt
Reviewed June 12, 2018

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

1  Thank Luecht
Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

Tucked away in the city, this is a tremendous reminder of devastation which war brings. Very powerful monument made from ruins of old church.

Thank aleksandar1s
Reviewed April 18, 2018

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

1  Thank Big_Jeff_Leo
Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

A truly poignant memorial used to great effect. Even the kids, usually oblivious, were struck by the various installations and the feeling of the place. Well Worth a visit.

Thank anatomic
Reviewed April 2, 2018

The family and I visited today and enjoyed it. It’s quite a feeling being in a bombed out church left as a memorial. The bell from Hiroshima and the shadow line were thought provoking.

1  Thank HairyEyes
Reviewed April 1, 2018

It is close to the city center and it is good to see and to testimony history. I would recommend first to read the story for the church.

1  Thank Ivana B
Reviewed February 8, 2018

This church is a very interesting memorial to the 2nd World War. I suggest to visit it when there is no rain in order to spend enough time there.

1  Thank alexandros667
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