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Aegidienkirche

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  • Danny & Kalle

    The Aegidienkirche is a built in the 14th century church in Hanover. The easternmost of the three old town churches (the other two are Marktkirche and Kreuzkirche) was named after St. Ägidius, one of the 14 emergency workers. It is located in the old town near the Aegidientorplatz on the corner of Breite Straße and Osterstraße. In 1943, the church was destroyed by bombs during the air raids on Hanover. The church was not rebuilt, its ruin today serves as a memorial to the victims of wars and violence.
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    • February 1, 2017

  • Jens

    It will be illuminated again this year by Hannover, illuminated. Was already class last year

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    • August 30, 2019

  • JR56

    The ruin of the Aegidienkirche serves today as a memorial.The Aegidienkirche was originally built in the 14th century and was later rebuilt by Georg Ludwig Friedrich Laves. It was destroyed in 1943, and only the tower and the outer walls were rebuilt. Since then it has served as a memorial to the victims of war and violence. On the tower there is a carillon and in the tower below is the peace bell from Hiroshima.hannover.de/Tourismus/Sehensw%C3%BCrdigkeiten-Stadttouren/Sehensw%C3%BCrdigkeiten/Mahnmal-Aegidienkirche

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    • December 9, 2019

  • Biggix

    Impressive ruin of the former Aegidienkirche. You can go in and let the atmosphere work on you. Nice !

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    • October 27, 2019

  • Bopp

    We were part of "Hannover lights up".

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    • November 25, 2018

  • ☀️ Michael 🌅

    Very impressive memorial. You can also come in in the evening and enjoy the special atmosphere

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    • January 29, 2020

  • Holger

    History to touch. Just fun.

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    • July 2, 2019

  • Bumble-Bee

    The church was not rebuilt as a memorial after the air raids in 1943. Hieroschima is the twin city of Hanover and gave the bell hanging here in 1985.

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    • October 11, 2021

  • Michael

    Aegidean churches are churches or chapels dedicated to St. Aegidius from Athens. The saint lived in the 7th century and was one of the 14 relief workers.The Aegidienkirche in Hanover was originally built in the 14th century. It was destroyed in air raids on Hanover during the Second World War in 1943, and only the tower and the outer walls were rebuilt. Since then it has served as a memorial for the victims of war and violence. There is a carillon on the tower and the peace bell from Hiroshima is in the tower below.

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    • June 14, 2020

  • Sven

    The Aegidienkirche was destroyed in the Second World War in 1943 and was not rebuilt afterwards to serve as a memorial for victims of war and violence.

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    • February 7, 2021

  • Christopher

    Beautiful Ruine with a big history. In summer when it’s green and lush you can do great pictures

    • May 18, 2021

  • Andrea

    It is impressive to stand between the ruins of the church!

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    • June 30, 2021

  • Andrea

    A very pretty ruined church. It is a memorial for victims of war and violence.

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    • September 26, 2021

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