Allinge Church

Allinge, Denmark

Allinge Church (Allinge Kirke) was originally a small granite longhouse from the around the 14th century. In 1892 it was completely rebuilt in the Neogothic style. The earliest documented record of the church dates from 1569 when it was known as "Alende Capell" (Alende Chapel). With the Reformation it passed from the Archbishopric of Lund to the Danish crown but is now fully independent. Until 1941, it was an annex to Sankt Ols Kirke.

The late-Gothic longhouse, the oldest section of the structure, is built of rough granite fieldstone with brick-framed wall openings. The upper rounded arches of the old north and south doors have been almost completely removed by more recent windows while the arched windows which, together with the north door, can be seen in a painting of the church from c. 1750. The tower, which is rather narrower than the longhouse, dates from the 16th century. The west door is from 1865 when the upper part of the tower was rebuilt.

In 1892, the church was comprehensively renovated by Mathias Bidstrup. The entire eastern part was torn down and replaced by two transepts and, at the far eastern end, a chancel. Further interior restoration work, including repainting, was carried out in 1992 by Jørn Appel from Rønne. The roof is tiled in old oak. The outer walls are limewashed over and painted yellow.

The altarpiece, of which only the base remains, is from c. 1625. It has now been relocated at the far end of the chancel. The granite font is from 1890. The Renaissance pulpit from 1650 is decorated with ten carved panels, four of which contain statues of the evangelists. The western gallery is new, replacing an earlier structure. The Frobenius organ, now in the north transept, dates from 1962.

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Kirkeplads 5, Allinge, Denmark
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Founded: 14th century
Category: Religious sites in Denmark
Historical period: The First Kingdom (Denmark)

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Ole Ikkefake (11 months ago)
very good church can highly recommend
Malene Aakjær Ravn (2 years ago)
Allinge Church is not a round church! That doesn't make it any less exciting! It is unique in many other areas. Among other things, it has made graves (see pictures), which are quite special! After all, Bornholm is blessed with a lot of stone species, which they put together so beautifully!! In Allinge church, it stands out that many graves are firstly built with high stones around each grave. In addition, many have been given the opportunity to use giant tombstones. They even stand up against the church, as if you could choose a specific headstone. (My thought). The church itself: I just had to take another breath! It is so beautiful. An old altar chair, a fantastic baptismal bowl in Bornholm, solid granite and such nice benches to sit at. That church oozes charm. Really worth a visit. I certainly haven't been there for the last time!! Highly recommendable. ??
Karsten Bach (3 years ago)
Beautiful church that with its yellow color lights up in the middle of the city and invites inside to worship, where the words of the Bible are conveyed clearly and present ??
Jens Pihl (4 years ago)
Beautiful characteristic Church. Well located on a church square centrally among old buildings. The only yellow church on Bornholm A visit can be recommended
Lora Nielsen (4 years ago)
Didn't get inside, but from the outside this was one of a kind church! Its yellow colour is just so contagious! Walk around the house in order to get all sorts of perspective of the architecture. There is a very unique statue located to the left from the main entrance - it is called Metamorphose. If you have time and are interested in history, religion, traditions or architecture - do visit this church, I am sure it won't disappoint you.
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