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Churches in the Lake District

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Experience our religious roots with a tour of 16 churces in the Lake District. 

Alderslyst Kirke

Under the project management of the expert Copenhagen church architect, V. Hardie-Fischer, and with local architect E. Hermansen on site, extensive restoration work was carried out on Alderslyst church from 1975–77. All of the windows in the church were fitted with stained glass made ​​by ...

Balle Kirke

The church is one of the many ashlar churches in Jutland. Originally, the church consisted only of the nave and chancel, but was later added to. Towards the end of the Middle Ages, a porch was added in the Gothic style, and in 1703, a small bell tower was built over the west gable as a sub...

Funder Kirke

Funder church is a towerless ashlar church. Both the south portal and the north portal built in Romanesque architectural style remain. There are runic inscriptions in the south portal. The porch was built later of ashlar from the former church in Engesvang. Inside, there are Gothic arches...

Grathe Kirke

Grathe church is a relatively new whitewashed village church, consecrated in 1917, with the tower added in 1930. The church was built roughly ½ km south of the site where Grathe chapel once stood. Legend has it that the chapel was erected by the victor, King Valdemar the Great, where the f...

Grønbæk Kirke (Sct. Andreas)

Considered one of the region’s most fascinating churches. Possibly built by the same guild of master builders as the old Viborg Cathedral. Gothic crucifix. Well-preserved Romanesque frescoes behind the altar. Unique corbels in the arch of the chancel – the only ones of their kind in Denma...

Hinge Kirke

Hinge church is one of the oldest brick churches in Denmark. Built in the mid-13th century, it is thought that monks from the nearby Alling Abbey were responsible for its construction. Time has taken its toll on the brick structure, and the original brick is most evident in the eastern se...

Hørup Kirke, Kjellerup

Hørup church dates back to around 1200. Built as a typical Romanesque ashlar church, it consists of a nave and a chancel with a ladies’ entrance in the north side and a men’s entrance in the south. In the late Gothic period around the 15th century, a tower was built at the west end of the ...

Levring Kirke

On the north wall inside Levring church is a carved Baroque memorial tablet to the minister Adam Levin Hammer, who died in 1736, and his son. Granite font with fine motifs of lions, lamb with cross staff and fruit. Baptismal basin from southern Germany, engraved with BR and AR and the coat...

Linå Kirke

Linå church consists of an apse, a chancel and a nave. The nave was extended to the west before 1600 using ashlar from Bjarup church. The original parts of the medieval brick tower are presumably from c. 1590 with the original men’s portal (exquisite sculpture) fayed into the west wall. In...

Mariehøj Kirke

Mariehøj church is a modern church in the Gothic style with a central tower. The church, which was designed by architect Viggo Hardie-Fischer from Copenhagen, was consecrated on 9 March 1958. The design of the church interior is clean-cut in yellow brick – without any embellishment. Over ...

Sjørslev Kirke

Until 1954, Sjørslev church was part of the Aunsbjerg Estate. When the ashlar church was built in the Romanesque period in around 1130, it consisted only of a chancel and a nave. In 1544, Steward of the Realm Mogens Gøye, the owner of Aunsbjerg, carried out major renovation and modernisati...

Svostrup Kirke

The church is located in the eastern part of Svostrup parish on the road that linked the two important towns in ancient times – Skanderborg and Viborg. Even before the church was built, in around 1170, there was probably an altar by the roadside, where travellers could stop and say their p...

Thorning Kirke

Thorning church consists of a chancel and a nave in Romanesque style. During a major renovation in 1743, the church was extended westwards and a tower was built. On the north wall hangs a late Gothic alabaster relief (from Nottingham) with the motif: piety. It comes from a former altarpie...

Tvilum Kirke

Tvilum church was originally part of an Augustinian monastery which was founded in 1250. The monastery was a four-winged building with the church in the north wing. The east wing was a dormitory and a common room, the south wing housed the kitchen, and a dining room for the monks in the ea...

Vinderslev Kirke

Vinderslev church is a medieval church with beautiful, well-preserved frescoes. Inside the church itself, you will find medieval artwork from c. 1500, depicting biblical figures, the devil and savages. The late Gothic paintings were all whitewashed over in c. 1550. If you lean your head ba...

Vium Kirke

When the Romanesque Vium church was first built in granite ashlar in c. 1150, it had a flat roof and no tower. The tower and arches were added in c. 1450.  Steen Steensen Blicher was born at the rectory in Vium on 11 October 1782. His father, Niels Blicher, was the minister here from 1779...