Himmelev Church

Roskilde, Denmark

Himmelev Church dates probably from the late 1100s and it was built in Romanesque style. The tower and arches were added around 1300 as well as Gothic style windows. The tower was rebuilt of brick around 1550. The oldest item in church is a crucifix from the 1300s. The font dates from 1625 and pulpit from 1630. The altar was made by Anders Nielsen Hatts workshop in Roskilde in the early 1600s.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in Denmark
Historical period: The First Kingdom (Denmark)

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Dorte Vestergaard (2 months ago)
Was there for baby showers. The female pastor was amazing and gave everyone a really good experience. The infant baptism was held at child height. It just worked perfectly.
Jan Sognnes Rasmussen (13 months ago)
A beautiful village church, located high in the countryside. The church's original parts nave and chancel were built in the first half of the 12th century. Originally, the church had flat wooden ceilings and small arched windows. As early as the first half of the 14th century, a tower was built which was a rarity for village churches at that time. In the early 15th century, the church was vaulted. Around the year 1500, the old choir was demolished and the nave was extended to the east. During the same period, the tower and roof of the church were raised. 1867-79 the church underwent a thorough restoration.
Geert Joachim Hansen (2 years ago)
Beautiful old small church and graveyard in Roskilde.
Jozef Dravecký (2 years ago)
Very nice old Protestant church in the former village of Himmelev, which is now part of the city of Roskilde. The adjacent cemetery has a large new part, a pleasant place for walks.
Flemming Lyngbeck Hansen (2 years ago)
Fin kirke og kirkegård
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