The Egeskov Church chancel and nave are Romanesque, whilst the west tower and the porch on the south side date from the late Gothic period. Externally the chancel is highly ornate, the east wall including an attractive gable recess. After the Swedish wars 1657-60 the church was in ruins. The crucifix, which now hangs on the north wall of the nave, was the only thing to be spared. The altar piece, the pulpit and the font canopy together with the priest's chair and the gallery are Baroque works from the end of the 17th century.

The altar painting and the frame are date from 1703. The font is Romanesque. The bassin and the pichter are from 1990 and designed and made by the local silversmith Børge Poulsen, who also made the candle sticks in 1988.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in Denmark
Historical period: The First Kingdom (Denmark)

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Keld Foller Larsen (2 years ago)
Terrific nature trails in the area
Keld Foller Larsen (2 years ago)
Terrific nature trails in the area
Peter Sørensen (2 years ago)
Lovely place for a little walk found a wasp spider
Peter Sørensen (2 years ago)
Lovely place for a little walk found a wasp spider
M. W. (2 years ago)
Very nice place.
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