Marktkirche, Hannover

Marktkirche, Hannover (must see)

The Marktkirche is the leading Lutheran church in Hannover. Built in the 14th century, this church is considered to be the most southern example of the North German Brick Gothic architectural style. Despite its age, the church remains one of the highest towers in Hannover and even the Lower Saxony region. When constructed, the design was deliberately monumental in order to highlight the wealth and power of the city of Hannover. The tall spire was added to the top of the bell tower in haste when the coffers were beginning to run dry on the church’s construction, and this practical move was mimicked in churches all across Europe.

Inside the church, the altar dates from 1480 and depicts 21 scenes from the Passion of the Christ and at the back of the altar, there are images of Saint George and Saint James, the two patron saints of the church. In the 17th century, a Baroque altar was installed, but the original was returned to the church following World War II. The bell tower features 11 bells and is the largest in the region; however, they are now used only on special occasions. Of particular interest are the bas-reliefs by Gerhard Marx that depict scenes of World War II and implore all who view them not to let a similar chapter in history recur.

Why You Should Visit:
Very impressive church with an imposing presence; easy to find and prettily placed in a lively space in town.
The interior is clean, the design is simple yet fascinating, and the organ is really beautiful.

Tip:
Try to be there when the organ plays – it's fantastic.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 10am-6pm
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Sight Name: Marktkirche
Sight Location: Hannover, Germany
Sight Type: Religious
Guide(s) containing this sight: Churches Walking Tour in Hannover   City Orientation Walk  

Walking Tours in Hannover, Germany

Create Your Own Walk in Hannover

Create Your Own Walk in Hannover

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Architectural Tour in Hannover

Architectural Tour in Hannover

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 Km or 1.2 Miles
Churches Walking Tour in Hannover

Churches Walking Tour in Hannover

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 Km or 2.4 Miles
Shopping Areas in Hannover

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 Km or 0.9 Miles
City Orientation Walk

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Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 Km or 2.5 Miles
Cultural Walk in Hannover

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Travel Distance: 3.3 Km or 2.1 Miles
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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.6 Km or 2.9 Miles