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.



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

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John Jensen (2 months ago)
Beautiful little village church
Carsten Vendelbo Johansen (15 months ago)
Beautiful surroundings
Merza Duelund (2 years ago)
A nice church. I lived just opposite
Torben Christensen (2 years ago)
Jan Sognnes Rasmussen (2 years ago)
A beautiful and cozy red-washed village church built around 1220 at Valdemar Sejr's time. The church consists of Romanesque choir and ship and gothic tower, all of the monk's monk in the monastery and is today red-washed. On the north side there has been a porch. The west door is from 1866, when one made the tower room a hallway.
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