Aegidienkirche, Hannover

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    The Aegidienkirche - a WWII memorial

    by MarioPortugal Updated Nov 22, 2009
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    After WWII the Aegidienkirche was not rebuilt and its ruins were kept as a WWII memorial.

    Click here to read more about the Aegidienkirche (in german language).

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    a beautiful church

    by Ryana711 Written Jun 13, 2008

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    This place was left as a memory of the WWII. The church got a bomb hit in 1944 and wasn't restored since. only walls remained now covered with beautiful coloured leaves. The place has an atmosphere. We got here by following the famous red line tour and while we were in Hannover we kept returning to the place. Only a short walking distance from the Town hall and the Machsee.

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    The Aegidienkirche

    by Typ88 Written Apr 24, 2005

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    The Aegidienkirche

    What gave the Aegidientorplatz its name is the "Aegidienkirche". It is kind of "funny" to see that church, because it has no roof. There are just four walls and the tower, but no roof. The church was built in 1347.

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    Aegidienkirche

    by nepalgoods Updated Mar 24, 2004

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    Hannover has been badly destroyed during WWII. This church has been left as it was to remind everybody of the damage, which the war did to buildings and to people.

    Now the leaves of wine are covering the walls of the ruin. In autumn the leaves turn a bright red.

    On August 6th Aegidien Church is the place, where we think of Hiroshima and pray for peace in the world.

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    Aegidienkirche (church)

    by chancay Written Jan 17, 2003

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    The Church of Aegidien is one of Hanover's big medieval Houses of God. It is likely that as early as in the 10th century a small chapel stood in this place. In the 12th century this chapel was replaced by an Roman basilica, whose Western wall is still preserved to some extend. In the year 1347 the construction of the Gothic hall church began. By the way, this church was the heart of the Reformation movement in Hanover.
    In 1943 the church was destroyed during heavy air bombardments and only its outer walls survived. Today, the impressive ruins are a memorial for the victims of wars and violence. The Hanoverian sculptor Professor Lehmann created the sculpture "Kneeling Woman" now visible within the confines of the outer walls. The Bell of Peace in the passage way is a present made by the Twin Town Hiroshima in 1985.

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    Aegidienkirche (St. Giles' Church)

    by Childish Written Apr 13, 2006

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    partially destroyed during the WWII and left as it was to remind of the war.
    The statue 'Humility' by Kurt Lehman may be seen inside.

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    Aegidien Church

    by Leipzig Updated Jun 10, 2003

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    Aegidien Church

    This church is one of the oldest in Hannover(1347) and is as memorial for the fallen during World War Two. It was almost completely destroyed and never rebuild.

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    Aegidienkirche

    by Bigs Written Nov 24, 2002

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    In rememberance

    This church is a memorial for the victims of world war two. It was completely destroyed and never build up again.... Now the ivy is taking the place.......

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  • Aegidienkirche

    by sabsi Updated Sep 20, 2002

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    Aegidienkirche

    This church was destroyed in the war and it was left like that as a memorial. There are bells in its tower that ring on special occasions.

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    Aegidienkirche

    by Burtty Written Aug 24, 2002

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    St. Gile's Church, built in the 14the century. The church itself has been destroyed since the world war II. Only the ragged wall stands there now. The picture was taken from the top of the city hall.

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