The Skagen area suffered from severe problems with sand drift up through the 18th century and in 1795 the old church had to be abandoned. It was a brick church of considerable size dedicated to Saint Lawrence which dated from the beginning of the 15th century and located 2 km south-west of the town centre.

A new church was built in 1841 to the design of Christian Frederik Hansen. The design was adapted in 1909-10 by Ulrik Plesner who also designed a number of other buildings in Skagen. Plesner collaborated with Thorvald Bindesbøll on the interior. Anne L. Hansen created interior decorations and a new colour scheme in 1989.

References:

Comments

Your name

Website (optional)



Address

Ved Kirken 2, Skagen, Denmark
See all sites in Skagen

Details

Founded: 1841
Category: Religious sites in Denmark

More Information

en.wikipedia.org

Rating

4.4/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

jørgen nielsen (2 years ago)
Hvis man kan lide at se på kirker så er det et godt sted
Jörg Bremer (2 years ago)
Diese Kirche ist der Nachfolgebau der versandeten Kirche, die 1795 aufgegeben wurde. Die Skagener Kirche wurde im neo-klassizischtischen Stil errichtet und 1841 eingeweiht. Damals hatte die Kirche noch keinen Turm. Die Glocke befand sich, wie noch bei vielen dänischen Kirchen in einem hölzernen Glockenstuhl neben der Kirche. 1910 wurde dann erweitert.
Shame A Name (2 years ago)
... beautiful church, the interior is simple but nice. boats hanging from the ceiling is a nice touch. if you wander in the streets, you won't miss it as the tower can be seen on the streets.
Olav Höse (2 years ago)
Fantastisk kyrka i den fina skagengula färgen. Liten men full av detaljer. Trevlig personal som gärna svarade på frågor.
Czarny Kopytkowiec (2 years ago)
Ładny i przyjemny kościół,bardzo ładna oprawa muzyczna podczas mszy.Warto przyjść chwile posiedzieć bedąc turystą i nie tylko.polecam
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Ängsö Castle

Ängsö Castle was first named as "Engsev" in a royal charter by king Canute I of Sweden (r. 1167-1196), in which he stated that he had inherited the property after his father Eric IX of Sweden. Until 1272, it was owned by the Riseberga Abbey, and then taken over by Gregers Birgersson.

From 1475 until 1710, it was owned by the Sparre family. The current castle was built as a fortress by riksråd Bengt Fadersson Sparre in the 1480s. In 1522, Ängsö Castle was taken after a siege by king Gustav Vasa, since its owner, Fadersson's son Knut Bengtsson, sided with Christian II of Denmark. However, in 1538 it was given by the king to Bengtsson's daughter Hillevi Knutsdotter, who was married to Arvid Trolle.

In 1710, the castle was taken over by Carl Piper and Christina Piper. Ängsö Castle was owned by the Piper family from 1710 until 1971, and is now owned by the Westmanna foundation. The castle building itself was made into a museum in 1959 and was made a listed building in 1965. It is currently opened to visitors during the summers.

The castle is a cubical building in four stores made by stone and bricks. The lower parts is preserved from the middle ages. It was redecorated and expanded in the 1630s. The 4th storey as well as the roof is from the expansion of Carl Hårleman from 1740-41. It gained its current appearance in the 1740s.