Sønder Bjert Church

Kolding, Denmark

Sønder Bjert Church was built near the end of the 12th century out of stone cut from boulders and originally did not have a tower. The church's roofing consists of lead, which was last renovated in 2000. The crucifix was built in the mid-13th century and altarpiece was made by Hans Dreyer in 1624. The baptismal font dates from around 1650. 

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

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Pia Nielsen (3 months ago)
Lille fin og hyggelig kirke
Tage Jensen (5 months ago)
Great church
Ernst Lassen-Vernal (5 months ago)
Nice town nice church
Thyge Lind (8 months ago)
Super
Anne Linnet (2 years ago)
Always neat and well maintained
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