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Aegidienkirche

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

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Church visit

We visited this building in March 2016. It was bombed during the War and has been left as a monument. There is special bell inside - a gift from people of Hiroshima. There is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Christine W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this building in March 2016. It was bombed during the War and has been left as a monument. There is special bell inside - a gift from people of Hiroshima. There is talk of the stained glass windows perhaps being re-instated but the empty windows are very emotive and perhaps leaving them as they are would be ok... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

By far my favorite spot as a tourist in the city. The memorial to Hannover's afflictions and reminders of WWII is brilliantly powerful and a must visit. The remaining architecture and relative accessibility makes it a great stop on a walking tour through the city. We stopped and reflected on its history each time we walked by.

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Woodstock, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

As others have noted this church was partially restored after severe damage in WW2 and now sits quietly in a residential neighbourhood just off a main intersection not far from the station. You can quickly figure out what happened here just by walking around in the quiet. Immediate thoughts were drawn to how many residents of the area must have... More 

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Orange Park, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

If you visited the Rathaus or town hall, this is a skip and jump from there and a must see. You'll only spend maybe 15 minutes here but you'll be reminded of the sacrifices that were made for peace. It's a wonderful memorial to the WWII warriors. It was bombed during WWII and the roof is no longer there and... More 

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Thank ukienomad
Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Best memorial i've ever seen so far, completes the picture of the city, and you can follow the red line to get a full tour for free

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Chatham, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Perhaps the most interesting place in Hannover. Could spend more time there just sitting and contemplating the faults of human nature. Very moving.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

A great memorial and amazing place for reflection and contemplation. Take time out to visit this wonderful place.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

This church has lost it's roof and stands as a memorial to the dead of two world wars. It is very peaceful despite being a stone's throw from the Rathaus

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Pompeii, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

I saw the church at day time during the tour of the city but it impressed me on Saturday night, on Easter eve , when a lot of people were standing outside holding lit candles and praying. Someone offered me and my husband and we shared this experience with gratitude and emotion. It's a pity I can't speak German

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

I stumbled upon this old church. It was so cool because they left everything as it was after being bombed.

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