Ketting Church was built in the 12th century. The original tower is one of the best-preserved towers built also for defensive purpose in Denmark. The rest of the church was rebuilt in 1773, due to bad maintenance of the original church. In the tower there is two bells: one has been cast around 1350. The other, with a weight of 1.000 kilo is from 1554.

From 1851 to 1854 Ketting church was closed because it was used as gunpowder store. In front of the church door you can see a memorial (cenotaph) for the people, who died during German service in World War one. After the war an election brought the southern part of Jutland back to Denmark. On the churchyard you can find several monuments for Danish as well as for German soldiers from war in 1848-1864 and WWI.

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

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Jan Olesen (7 months ago)
Chain Church is so beautiful in its diversity.
Jan Olesen (7 months ago)
Chain Church is so beautiful in its diversity.
Tonny Bredsgaard (2 years ago)
Beautiful place
Tonny Bredsgaard (2 years ago)
Beautiful place
Dennis Ingemann Jakobsen (2 years ago)
It is nice - friendly priest
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