Arninge Church is a Late Romanesque church built of red brick in the 13th century. It has an intricately carved auricular altarpiece created by Henrik Werner in 1644. The church was originally dedicated to the Virgin Mary.

Built of red brick, the church consists of a Romanesque apse, chancel and nave and a Gothic porch. There is a free-standing 14th century timber bell tower adjacent to the church. The chancel has traces of a round-arched south door and of a round-arched window, now bricked up. There are also traces of two Romanesque windows in the south wall of the nave above the porch. The three cross-vaults in the nave are from the Late-Romanesque period.

The altarpiece (1644) was carved in the auricular style by Henrik Werner who also created the altarpiece in Maribo Cathedral. Werner's workshop also produced the carved font (c. 1640). The crucifix on the chancel wall was found on the loft during restoration work in 1937. The figure of Christ is from c. 1300 although the cross itself is more recent. The Renaissance pulpit is from c. 1605.

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

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Lone Heinsen (2 years ago)
Nice little church
Liza Rosa Shanella Rolighed (2 years ago)
Beautiful church
Christian Kragh (2 years ago)
søren vægter (3 years ago)
Be again this year to May 4th event - memorial service - first in Arninge church, with choir, sermon and songs and subsequently to assembly hall where we heard the freedom message at. 20.36. Held by the airplane home guard and ward council. Meet up next year - 75 years ago.
Søren Busch (4 years ago)
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