Magleby Church

Borre, Denmark

Magleby Church was originally built in the Romanesque style in the second half of the 13th century. The rounded tops of bricked-in windows from this period can still be seen on either side of the nave. In the 15th and 16th centuries, the church was converted to the Gothic style with cross vaults, Gothic windows and a number of additions and extensions. The tower which dates back to the older parts of the church originally had a twin top but was later covered with a roof.

The Renaissance altar piece is from 1598. The pulpit is oak from 1859. In the churchyard, the graves of Russian and Polish prisoners from the Stutthof concentration camp can be seen. They died in May 1945 shortly after arriving in Denmark on an old river barge with 351 others who survived the ordeal.



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Klintevej 500, Borre, Denmark
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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in Denmark
Historical period: The First Kingdom (Denmark)

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Katrin “K.” M (7 months ago)
A beautiful, simple brick church with subtle wall paintings. Its construction began in the 12th century and was completed in 1246. A stave church used to stand in its place. Jacob Suneson was the builder of this church as well as the church and castle at Stege and he was also responsible for the completion of Keldby Church, begun in 1075. The tower of the church can be seen from afar. It was originally planned as a twin tower. He is the oldest on the island of Mön. It's always exciting how many churches there are on the island of Mön. Each village has its own church and all are well preserved. This is impressive.
X61 Paris (12 months ago)
Closed church but a cemetery, a true place of remembrance, nothing sad on the contrary
Klaus Johansen (2 years ago)
A large portion of my family (mother side), is babtised and berried there...
Lotte E. (3 years ago)
Beautiful "road church" that luckily was open when we arrived. Beautiful and well-kept cemetery. A beautiful altarpiece and pulpit. Beautiful frescoes in part of the church ceiling.
Mette Molberg (3 years ago)
Var ude at gå Møn-march, så var ikke i kirken ? gik gennem skoven, har aldrig set SÅ mange anemoner før ?
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