Aegidien KircheCurrently Closed
- Address: Osterstraße, 30159 Hannover, Germany
- Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: 495911-326916
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Religious Site, Historical Site, War Memorial, Family And Kids, Cathedral
Aegidien Kirche - Review
It’s when you come close to this standard looking church when you see how battered beyond repair it is. Then you realise its not a church, but a memorial, left to stand as it was after the Allies had bombed it in WWII. There’s an austere grace to the place; it’s a lot more beautiful in death than it probably was in life. There’s no organization looking over it now, just tourists walking through its ruins. There’s a bell here, the Peace Bell, donated by the Japanese in commemoration of the bomb that fell on Hiroshima. There’s beautiful statue call Humbleness.
How To reach Aegidien Kirche by Public Transport
- Tram line 3, 7 or 9 to Markthalle/Landtag.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Aegidien Kirche
52.48% of people who visit Hannover include Aegidien Kirche in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
57.58% of people start their Aegidien Kirche visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Aegidien Kirche
86.32% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Aegidien Kirche
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Aegidien Kirche, Hannover Reviews
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.
A remnant of the world war. Worth seeing.
A unique place of emotions, history and beauty.
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.