Frösö church is one of Jämtland's major tourist attractions. It can be dated back to the twelfth or 12th century. The altarpiece and pulpit are both from the 18th century. The attractive and characteristic bell tower, which stands separately from the church, was built in the 18th century. A raging fire in 1898 left only the foundations remain, but all the interiors were rescued. Archaeological investigations indicate that the church was built on a pagan site of sacrifice.

The church has become known among other things, by composer Wilhelm Peterson-Berger's compositions. The magnificent view around Frösö church has also made it one of the most popular wedding churches in Sweden.

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

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Peter Miller (2 years ago)
Lovely interior... not too big, and not too small
Lars Holmer (2 years ago)
Beautiful location
Sonny Young (2 years ago)
Don't miss out the runic text stone (year 1397) in the church.
Michael Reinholtz (3 years ago)
Quite possibly one of the most beautuful churches in Sweden, and in an amazing setting! Well worth a visit!
Johannes (3 years ago)
Nice little old church with a great view!
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