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.

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Ved Kirken 2, Skagen, Denmark
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Founded: 1841
Category: Religious sites in Denmark

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Erik Z (5 months ago)
Beautiful place
Philip Fabritzi (14 months ago)
beautiful little church in a beatiful town. it is worth a visit.
Phil Parker (14 months ago)
Great guest book - and nice church
Dvidvan ➊ (2 years ago)
I saw a special light above the top of the church, it made me believe in God! I saw him!
Lukas Witte Lund (2 years ago)
Very nice even though it was under restoration
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