Old Haderslev Church

Haderslev, Denmark

The old church of Haderslev (Gammel Haderslev Kirke) was uilt in the twelfth century as a Romanesque granite church, and the first tower was built in the Gothic time. The present tower is from 1911-12, but many changes have taken place through the centuries.

The altar is made by granite. There is a wooden crucifix, and some brass-candlesticks from 1609. The frescos behind the altar have a motive from the Apocalypse. The baptismal font is from the thirteen century, and a very fine example of Danish Romanesque granite style.

The pulpit has parts from a Renaissance pulpit from 1609, but has been changed in 1871. The balcony is from 1706, when it was necessary to have more seats in the church. The brass chandeliers are from different ages. In the middle there is a Baroque chandelier from the seventeenth century. On the eastern side a Renaissance chandelier from the sixteenth century and a copy on the western side.



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

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Louise Pommerenke (3 years ago)
a fine place
Tonni Svend Damm Larsen (3 years ago)
It's a Really Beautiful Church
BJ (3 years ago)
Beautiful church.
Elisabeth Freese Poulsen (4 years ago)
The priest uses sign language when there is worship for the disabled and is very kind and welcoming, a place you feel welcome
Anna Kristine Hansen (4 years ago)
Old church, but very beautiful to see, both outside but certainly inside as well
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