Brandstorp Church

Brandstorp, Sweden

The wooden church of Brandstorp was built between 1694 - 1698 and its current appearance is largely from the 18th century. The pulpit dates from 1702 and altarpiece from 1749. The ceiling is adorned with beautiful paintings from 1748 by Johan Kinnerus.



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Founded: 1694-1698
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Swedish Empire (Sweden)


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Christel Larsson Lunderquist (15 months ago)
Beautiful place. Minus is that there is the grant that the church should be open until 16.00 on weekdays came at 14.30 and it was closed.
Anki Bratt (20 months ago)
The finest church built in trees. The best view and here are loved ones buried
Nilla Dell (21 months ago)
Beautiful church in wood with very preserved paintings. Surrounded by a unique wooden wall.
Tor Langseth (2 years ago)
Very nice beautiful old church. With very nice ceilings and murals!
Katarina Knutsson (2 years ago)
Nice old church with freshly laid roofs. Beautifully situated with breathtaking views towards the Vättern.
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