Herlufsholm Church

Næstved, Denmark

Herlufsholm Church is Denmark's broadest single nave church and was the monastery church for the Woodland Monastery of the Benedictine Order. The church dates back to 1135. When Herluf Trolle and his wife Birgitte Goeye acquired the monastery in 1560, the church was renamed Herlufsholm and it became the area's parish church. In the chapel under the choir, Herluf Trolle and Birgitte Goeye lay buried. They are also remembered in an epitaph. In the northern arm of the choir there is a sepulchral monument to Marcus Goeye with an epitaph by Thomas Kingo. The jewel of the church is an ivory crucifix, a 75cm high and carved from a single tusk - one of Denmark's finest works of art.

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Founded: 1135
Category: Religious sites in Denmark
Historical period: The First Kingdom (Denmark)

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Poul Krag (5 months ago)
Fantasticly beautiful. A whole wonderfully beautiful church. A church that we know from the many TV transmissions from Herlufsholm Boarding School. See the tombstones behind the altar - a rare experience. Definitely worth a visit and a detour. Remember to take a walk on the boarding school's beautiful area down towards Susåen.
Niels Jensen (6 months ago)
Nice church with many modern features. Open to public when no service.
Helen Girsel (6 months ago)
Beautiful concert.
Leif Bonde (8 months ago)
Competent church staff. Graves that were well prepared and showed great hospitality and guidance at funerals in collaboration with undertakers from the company Bedre Begravelse.
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