Halk Church

Haderslev, Denmark

Halk church is a whitewashed church with a lead covered roof, which consists of a Romanesque choir and nave. Later, an expansion towards the west was added, as well as a sacristy, weaponhouse, chapel and an east facing tower, which is rarely seen.

The alter tablet is a beautiful combination of parts from a late-gothic alter tablet, which has been inserted into a late-renaissance frame from around 1640.

The church has an unusually large amount of fixtures from the Middle Ages, including beautiful sitting Mary with child from ca. 1275. There is also a crucifix from the same era, with side figures, where Mary is original, while John is from the 1400s. A canopy tablet with the crowned and blessing Christ dates from ca. 1400.  A processional crucifix is from the first quarter of the 1500s.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in Denmark
Historical period: The First Kingdom (Denmark)

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www.visithaderslev.info

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jytte ytzen (11 months ago)
I love that church my parents were married there and I was baptized there I was born in Halk, now live in North Jutland but visit Halk and the church almost every year I have many good childhood memories from there, so that place means a lot to me
Benny Sigfredsen (11 months ago)
Cozy little church.
Didi Schuhi (2 years ago)
Pretty, ancient and worth seeing church. Comics for children, Danish looseness.
Henrik Benjamin Torrier Choi Nielsen (3 years ago)
If you drive through Halk, turn around and see a cozy little village church with beautiful woodwork.
Kirsten Eltved (3 years ago)
Enjoyed bringing food on the church dyke in howling wind, but with sun. Out to check on the Haderslev cape trip.
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