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Aegidienkirche

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Neighbourhood: Mitte
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Address: Osterstrasse | Mitte, 30159, Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany
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+49 4951 1326916

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Spend a few minutes in contemplation here at this now memorial to the war. Peaceful and poigniant. A good stop on the city walking tour

Reviewed 19 August 2015
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 19 August 2015

Spend a few minutes in contemplation here at this now memorial to the war. Peaceful and poigniant. A good stop on the city walking tour

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Thank Jim H
Rottenburg am Neckar, Germany
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Reviewed 29 July 2015

Located in the center of Hannover, this is not a fancy place but ruins of the Aegidienkirche. Standing in the ruins, there is a special atmosphere to this place.

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Newport, S.wales
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266 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2015

A gloomy reminder of the consequences of WAR. We stopped by here on the red thread walking tour. It was mildly interesting to read the plaques and memorials to the victims of the war and see a bell presented by Hiroshima city Quite moving really

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Thank Stueeee
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16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 23 June 2015 via mobile

A neat historical stop on your visit to see a preservation of the consequences of war. So sad that this ancient building was bombed.

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Thank Trent B
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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138 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

A nice church, different than the rest because it has no roof, in regard of 2nd world war bombs. Free access and close to the center

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Thank Albert P
North West England, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2015

A burnt out shell of what once would have been a delightful church, is a fitting memorial to the dead and destruction of war. The bell from Japan is especially touching. Unfortunately was populated by a group of drunken down-and-outs on the day of our visit.

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Thank ChrisB11
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2014

As part of the Red Route tour (get details from Tourist Info opposite the station) the Aegidienkirche in the Old Town has been left only partly restored. The 1347 shell remains. The 1711 Tower has been restored and includes a bell donated by Hiroshima. There is a memorial to the huge numbers of local people killed in both wars as... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 11 October 2014 via mobile

This is a war relic and definitely worth to visit. It serves a constant reminder on what war could do, could destroy. Within walking distance from Hannover HBF and worth a visit if you could spare the time.

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London, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

A VERY clinical church. Not conducive to prayer. No candles available, and no prayer offerings. Well located and worth visiting if you have spare time.

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Thank Bernard F
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

This is Hannover's equivalent of the Kaiser Wilhelm Church In Berlin as it was also bombed in WW2 and has been left as a reminder of the futility of war. The bell comes from Hiroshima (one of Hannover's twin towns)

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