Sakskøbing Church

Sakskøbing, Denmark

Sakskøbing Church was built in the late 1200s and during following centuries the original church was extended with a nave and tower. The present 48m high tower was built in 1852. The altarpiece from the 1500s is a late Gothic wood carving from Lübeck. The pulpit dates from about 1620.

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

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www.visitlolland-falster.com

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Martin Olsen (2 years ago)
A beautiful church, for all occasions ?
Johny Bravo (2 years ago)
The church is a late Romanesque brick building with a late Gothic tower. It was built around year 1200; in the following centuries, the original church was extended with a nave and tower. The present spire, which is 48 metres high, was built in 1852. The altarpiece, which dates back to the 1500th century, is a late Gothic wood carving from Lübeck. The pulpit from the culmination of the Renaissance with evangelist figures is from about 1620. Daniel Koehne, Copenhagen, built the church organ in 1866. Allen-organ was inuagurated in 2005.
Tileman Wiarda (2 years ago)
Beautiful church from the outside with a wide tower and a chic tower clock. Unfortunately not open in March and therefore cannot be visited. But very pretty churchyard with "umbrella girl" statue and lots of early bloomers. Fits well in the center of the cozy small town.
Henrik Madsen-Østerbye (3 years ago)
Good benches and nice temperature
ståle skjølberg (3 years ago)
Young vocal ensemble was fantasy!
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