Stege Church

Stege, Denmark

Stege Church was built in the Romanesque style in the early 13th century. It was enlarged to the current size and Gothic style between 1460-1525. The church contains frescos from the 14th and 15th centuries and font from 1625. The altar dates from 1721.

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Kirkepladsen 2, Stege, Denmark
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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in Denmark
Historical period: The First Kingdom (Denmark)

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Nadir Kinossian (11 months ago)
Very interesting interior!
Michael W. Hansen (12 months ago)
Nice Church
Vinod Bharathan (14 months ago)
A very Old church
Johny Bravo (2 years ago)
Stege Church, also Sankt Hans Church, is a 13th-century brick church in Stege on the Danish island of Møn. Now in the Gothic architectural style, the church was originally a Romanesque building. It is not clear whether the church, now known as Sankt Hans, was originally consecrated to St John the Evangelist or St John the Baptist. There are several references to Stege in the 13th century including a mention of the parish priest of Stegeborg (Stege Castle) in 1246 at a time when there was a close relationship between the castle (now demolished) and the church.2Today the church is an example of a brick Gothic building but in the walls of the nave and tower there are traces of a Late Romanesque structure which was probably built by Jakob Sunesøn, a cousin of Bishop Absalon, who ruled Møn until his death in 1246. In the second half of the 15th century, the church was rebuilt. Possibly after a fire at the east end of the church, the chancel was replaced c. 1460 by the narrow eastern section of the nave with lateral aisles, followed by a rather wider western nave with aisles and a tower which was completed by 1494. The Cartilage Baroque carved pulpit from c. 1632 presents reliefs of the Evangelists on four flat panels framed by herms representing the seven virtues: faith, hope, charity, prudence, justice, temperance and fortitude. Additional reliefs depict the Annunciation, the Nativity, the Adoration of the Magi, the Entry into Jerusalem, the Baptism of Jesus and the Flight into Egypt. The artist is known as Mønbo H, the woodcarver who created the altarpiece in Fanefjord Church.
Jeppe Hansen (3 years ago)
A very nice old church. There is a lot of information inside the church about the history. There are beautiful frescoes in the ceiling. The church is open every day from 9-17. It's a great way to get a better idea of ​​Stege's history by looking into the church. Definitely worth a visit !!!!
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