Herritslev Church

Nysted, Denmark

Herritslev church was built around 1220 under the rule of Valdemar II of Denmark. The tower and vaults were added 150-200 years later in Gothic style. The pulpit, made in Dutch Renaissance style, dates from 1610. There are some frescoes in the vaults from the 13th century. In the cemetery on churchyard is a notable medieval stone wall.

References:

Comments

Your name



Details

Founded: c. 1220
Category: Religious sites in Denmark
Historical period: The First Kingdom (Denmark)

More Information

www.visitdenmark.com

Rating

3.8/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Finn Lyngesen (16 months ago)
Beautiful village church in beautiful color and idyllic surroundings.
John Jensen (18 months ago)
Beautiful little village church
Carsten Vendelbo Johansen (2 years ago)
Beautiful surroundings
Merza Duelund (3 years ago)
A nice church. I lived just opposite
Torben Christensen (3 years ago)
Toilet
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Caerleon Roman Amphitheatre

Built around AD 90 to entertain the legionaries stationed at the fort of Caerleon (Isca), the impressive amphitheatre was the Roman equivalent of today’s multiplex cinema. Wooden benches provided seating for up to 6,000 spectators, who would gather to watch bloodthirsty displays featuring gladiatorial combat and exotic wild animals.

Long after the Romans left, the amphitheatre took on a new life in Arthurian legend. Geoffrey of Monmouth, the somewhat imaginative 12th-century scholar, wrote in his History of the Kings of Britain that Arthur was crowned in Caerleon and that the ruined amphitheatre was actually the remains of King Arthur’s Round Table.

Today it is the most complete Roman amphitheatre in Britain.