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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Ani Myftaraj (11 months ago)
Nikolai Church is a magnificent landmark that graces the city with its timeless beauty. This historic church is a testament to architectural grandeur and religious significance. Its stunning facade and intricate detailing showcase the craftsmanship of its era. Stepping inside, you'll be captivated by the serene atmosphere and the intricate artwork that adorns the interior. Whether you're seeking a moment of reflection or appreciating the cultural heritage, Nikolai Church offers a profound experience that resonates with visitors of all backgrounds.
Anna (11 months ago)
Blissful ✨??
boishakhy devi (12 months ago)
Beautiful church with amazing architecture.
Serge Kovacs (13 months ago)
Nice and quiet church not far from the castle.
Fraser Boyd (4 years ago)
Beautiful church inside and out. It’s almost completely silent inside and there are plenty of niches and side chapels where you can contemplate or pray.
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