Öbeby Church was entirely reconstructed in 1680 by Magnus Gabriel de la Gardie. The tower date from the original church built in the 13th century. Ödeby Church is richly decorated, probably by the workshop of Albertus Pictor in the 1470s. The altar is a significant attraction, made in Mechelen, Belgium, in the beginning of the 15th century. The pulpit date from 1681.

References:
  • Marianne Mehling et al. Knaurs Kulturführer in Farbe. Schweden. München 1987.
  • Wikipedia

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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carl-oscar bromander (18 months ago)
Nice place, if you enjoy churches this could be a place to visit.
Jonathan Nordin (2 years ago)
Beautiful church by Lake Väringen.
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