Klakring Church was built in the 13th century in Romanesque style. The tower and porch were added during the large restoration in 1860s. The pulpit dates from 1625. 


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


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Uta Schendel (2 years ago)
Because everything is very well maintained like all cemeteries in Denmark.I miss that in Germany
Orla Broen (2 years ago)
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Peter Christensen (3 years ago)
Older church built by several times large parking lot and located just off the main road
Kevin Sorensen (3 years ago)
Klakring church looks like a fairly new brick church as it stands on its hillside. However, it is from Romanesque times and originally built of raw uncleaved granite. Before Christianity came to the country, however, the population no doubt used the place as a place of sacrifice and burial. About the same time as As, or by 1350 at the latest, the church took on a completely different shape, as all the walls were demolished. Only the lower part of the ship's north and south walls furthest to the east were spared, while the new walls were built of rather small monk stones in regular monk bandage with 2 runners and 1 binder. Only furthest to the northeast is the original Romanesque granite plinth preserved, where it ends, the church is at the same time extended approx. 6 meters to the west over the foundation wall and the remains of an older tower. That these conversions have been expensive is evidenced by a petition to King Christian IV in 1594, in which His Majesty is asked for financial assistance for the needy repair of the dilapidated Klackerundt church. It is not known whether the building-loving majesty has provided funds to remedy the chest defects. The church never got a new tower, but in 1867 a small zinc-clad roof rider was erected over the nave of the nave. In 1870, a porch was built that presumably replaced an older one. The altarpiece from 1918 is a painting by Troels Trier after Joakim Skovgård's "The Good Shepherd". The former altarpiece from the 18th century, "The Supper", hangs over the door of the porch. On the altar are 2 good medieval ore candlesticks. A beautiful Roman baptismal font of granite with strongly marked rope twist is the only one in Bjerre Herred with the open U-shape. The pulpit is in renaissance from 1625 with Tuscan corner posts and lion masks. The bell is from 1654 and cast by Johs. Lauridsen, Odense. It has a Latin inscription, which translated reads: "To the glory of the triune God and to the revival of faith in Klakring parish, Johs. Lauridsen in Odense in 1654 cast this bell at the expense of the church and with the support of the parishioners". The organ from 1978 of 6 voices is from the organ building Jensen & Thomsen.
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