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The Aegidienkirche was a church in Hanover, the capital of Lower Saxony, Germany. It was one of three churches in the Old Town, the others being the Marktkirche and the Kreuzkirche. It was destroyed in World War II, and was left in ruins as a war memorial.
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Important piece of history. Old Church destroyed during the war and not rebuilt afterwards. It has been turned into a memorial. It's free to enter.
It's a nice historic place that you must see when visiting Hannover. The walls are standing while there is no ceiling as it has been collapsed during the world war II. It's clock is wonderful and worth seeing. It's location is in the heart of the city centre so it's easily accessible.
A reminder of WWII. The roof is totally gone by the bombing. It also got a bell from Hiroshima, its sister city, for remembering the trauma of war and the importance of peace.
Beautiful and poignant church destroyed in WW2
Special place talked to a couple selling Christmas decorations.
The Aegidienkirche is a ruined church in Hanover, the capital of Lower Saxony, Germany. It was one of three churches in the Old Town, the others being the Marktkirche and the Kreuzkirche. It was destroyed in World War II, and was left in ruins as a war memorial. It is quite moving to walk around in the roofless building, with it's fire blackened walls, and reflect on war and the ruin it can bring. In 1985, the Japanese twinned city Hiroshima (destroyed by a A-bomb), donated a peace bell which is installed by the the tower. It is used in an annual service on Hiroshima Day, 6 August (the anniversary of its destruction in 1945). Worth a visit if you are staying in Hannover.
Strange place: Church and Graveyard at the same time.
Wow the remains are beautiful because of the track of time
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 1985, the Japanese sister city of Hanover, Hiroshima, donated a peace bell which is installed close to the tower. It is used in an annual service on Hiroshima Day, 6 August. A very though provoking and solemn place, ideal as a place of reflection for what happened during WW2.
A ruined 14th century Gothic church preserved as a war memorial. It was destroyed in a 1943 air raid by the RAF/USAAF as part of the wider carpet bombing campaign against German civilian targets – the Area Bombing Directive.