St. Nicholas’ Church

Örebro, Sweden

The building of three-nave stone church dedicated to St. Nicholas was started in the late 1200s, but not completed until mid-1300s. The western tower was erected in the 15th century. Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson, a Swedish rebel leader against Kalmar Union and later statesman, was probably buried to the church after he was murdered in 1436.

The church was restored in 1860-1899. The appearance has been influenced by English and German Gothic architecture styles. The interior date mainly from the 17th century.

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

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Founded: Late 1200s
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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Profesor Wiktor (2 years ago)
Śwetna atmosfera. Przepiękny ołtarz i organy.
Johan Watz (2 years ago)
En fin och trevligt kyrka av det större slaget. Vi var där på en julkonsert och akustiken var bra.
Birgitta Aversjö (3 years ago)
En lugn och skön plats.
Ing-Marie Jansson (3 years ago)
Det är en väldigt vacker kyrka med anor sedan 1200-talet, men den är också tidlös. Det finns ett rikt utbud av musik i kyrkan!!
George On tour (3 years ago)
St. Nicolai Church is located at Stortorget in central Örebro and meets thousands of people each week. Some enter the church to light a candle, others to visit Café Nikolai and our popular children's activities, we have a rich and big youth and confirmation work and a wonderful music and worship service.
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