Västra Tunhem Church

Västra Tunhem, Sweden

The oldest parts of Västa Tunhem Church date from the 12th century, but it has been rebuilt several times. It was enlarged in the 15th century and again in 1736-1740. The current tower was added in 1810. The font dates from the 13th century and pulpit from 1654. The altar and roof paintings were made in 1740-1755.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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Ingela Ivarsson (5 months ago)
Västra Tunhem's church at the foot of the plateau mountain Hunneberg is a stately and beautiful church building. The church can be seen as an 18th century church but it has parts from the Middle Ages, the 12th century. Above the church gate there is information that the church tower was built in 1810. The church has been a filming location for several films and TV series, e.g. Åsa-Nisse, Ängelby and Ack Värmland. There is a spacious parking lot at the church.
Rohini Brander (3 years ago)
Beautiful church situated in a fairy tale part of Vänersborg. The scenery is exquisite for weddings. Just had one there and they do have separate bilding to host entertainments.
AnnSofie Saville (4 years ago)
The float is a gem in West Tunhem's parish. Hunneberg lies as a safe wall behind and creates protection from the wind
Lotta Ringblom (5 years ago)
Vacker och rofylld plats
Liselott Röhs (5 years ago)
Kyrkan ligger naturskönt
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