This church, like most in Hannover, Germany, was bombed during World War II, specifically in the year 1943. It wasn't rebuilt so it would be a reminder and sort of memorial to the war victims. Inside, there is a "peace bell" donated by the citizens of Hiroshima, one of Hannover's sister cities.
The church of Sant'Egidio is located in the centre of Hanover. Not much is known about its history: it first appears in a document around the year 1110. It was part of a pair of churches that once stood at the end of the Kramerbrucke bridge, but today only one structure remains. It's possible to climb to the top of the bell tower, where you can enjoy a really beautiful view over Hanover.