Gentofte Church

Gentofte, Denmark

Gentofte Church was built in the late 12th century. The nave was extended later and the current Gothic style appearance dates from the late Middle Ages and tower from around 1500.


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Founded: c. 1176
Category: Religious sites in Denmark
Historical period: The First Kingdom (Denmark)


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Louise Craig (7 months ago)
We got married here and it was beautiful
Michael Leander (15 months ago)
Beautiful inside and out.
Søren Leth-Nissen (2 years ago)
Wonderful church from 1176. The organ sounds good. Lots of concerts with classical music. Modern stained glass artwork and altar piece by world-famous painter Per Kirkeby, (DK) 1938-2018. Sunday service of high quality. Friendly and accomodating staff.
Luminita Ionela (3 years ago)
Sometimes we need peace and pray
Maja Jacobsen (5 years ago)
A 12th century church meets contemporary art... Visit Gentofte church and see Per Kirkeby's expressive 11 stained glass windows (2008). Per Kirkeby (1938-2018), one of the most important danish artists, recounts the salvation history from the fall from Paradise to the mystery of Redemption on Calvary. He created artistic expressions of biblical themes, where only few elements can be identified, like rocks and trees. This refers to his interest in nature and geology, which he studied before he became an artist. The effect of colour and form of these windows is truly impressive. In 2012 Per Kirkeby also added a new altarpiece to the church.
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