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.

Comments

Your name

Website (optional)



Details

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

More Information

www.tripadvisor.com

Rating

4.4/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Profesor Wiktor (13 months ago)
Śwetna atmosfera. Przepiękny ołtarz i organy.
Johan Watz (13 months ago)
En fin och trevligt kyrka av det större slaget. Vi var där på en julkonsert och akustiken var bra.
Birgitta Aversjö (2 years ago)
En lugn och skön plats.
Ing-Marie Jansson (2 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 (2 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.
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Ängsö Castle

Ängsö Castle was first named as "Engsev" in a royal charter by king Canute I of Sweden (r. 1167-1196), in which he stated that he had inherited the property after his father Eric IX of Sweden. Until 1272, it was owned by the Riseberga Abbey, and then taken over by Gregers Birgersson.

From 1475 until 1710, it was owned by the Sparre family. The current castle was built as a fortress by riksråd Bengt Fadersson Sparre in the 1480s. In 1522, Ängsö Castle was taken after a siege by king Gustav Vasa, since its owner, Fadersson's son Knut Bengtsson, sided with Christian II of Denmark. However, in 1538 it was given by the king to Bengtsson's daughter Hillevi Knutsdotter, who was married to Arvid Trolle.

In 1710, the castle was taken over by Carl Piper and Christina Piper. Ängsö Castle was owned by the Piper family from 1710 until 1971, and is now owned by the Westmanna foundation. The castle building itself was made into a museum in 1959 and was made a listed building in 1965. It is currently opened to visitors during the summers.

The castle is a cubical building in four stores made by stone and bricks. The lower parts is preserved from the middle ages. It was redecorated and expanded in the 1630s. The 4th storey as well as the roof is from the expansion of Carl Hårleman from 1740-41. It gained its current appearance in the 1740s.