St. Michael's Church

Fredericia, Denmark

St. Michael's Church was originally built in 1665-1668. Over the years, the church has been rebuilt several times and today the building is characterized by neoclassicism. In the beginning, the church was called “German Church” because it served the many German-speaking immigrants and not least the garrison who mainly spoke German.

St. Michaelis Church has been Garrison Church from the beginning – and it still is. One of the ministers from the church is chaplain to the garrison and thus minister for the soldiers on duty in Fredericia. Therefore, the church also had a vital part to play in connection with the sortie from Fredericia on July 6th 1849. St. Michaelis Church is included in a special arrangement that requires the church to serve the garrison and appoint a chaplain to the garrison. Furthermore, the church has a lodge for commandants intended for the chief of regiment. Count, countess, and the royals are also seated in the lodge when attending service. Today, St. Michaelis church can be described as the only Garrison Church in Denmark outside of Copenhagen.

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Founded: 1665-1668
Category: Religious sites in Denmark
Historical period: Absolutism (Denmark)

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Christen Mathiasen Madsen (16 months ago)
Jesus Christ, to whom I am baptized to belong, Him we meet with there.
Jørgen Johansen (2 years ago)
A blessing to be there, time to rest
Jørgen Johansen (2 years ago)
A blessing to be there, time to rest
Bent Simonsen (3 years ago)
Nice bright church room. Been to Weddings.
Bent Simonsen (3 years ago)
Nice bright church room. Been to Weddings.
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