During the Second World War 85% of Hannover was destroyed during the Allied bombings. This means that only a small part of historic Hannover was preserved. The historic part of Hannover is called the Old Town and was beautifully restored. To me these buildings are what I would call typical European (or at least German) buildings and I just loved the architecture, colours and specially the wood used in the structures.
The church in the background is the Lutheran Kreuzkirche and dates from 1333. The church also contains a tombstone with the oldest depiction of a family and dates from 1332. The narrow cobbled streets was another of the old European charms which caught my fancy.
In yesterday's post I showed a picture of the New Town Hall. The old Town Hall or Altes Rathaus is situated in the Old Town. The original walls of the old town hall originates from the mid 15th century. Of p[articular note are the pinnacle gable and clay mouldings of the building. The church on the left is the Market Church which was built in the 14th century.