Gundslev Church

Nørre Alslev, Denmark

Gundslev Church situated 1 km from the town Gundslev, because the village was moved in the 14th century. The church was founded pribably in the 12th century. It has a neat and harmonious appearance, and is constructed of red brick. The interior contains some early frecoes, dating probably from around 1300. They include depictions of the twelve apostles, in good condition, perhaps because they are likely to have offended Protestant sensibilities, and some less well preserved images of the Devil roaming around on earth.


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Founded: c. 1100
Category: Religious sites in Denmark
Historical period: The First Kingdom (Denmark)

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per mortensen (9 months ago)
Very nice church with beautiful frescoes. We borrowed the key from the church office opposite. Great experience.
Vivi Nielsen (3 years ago)
Several places on the web are informed about an opening time of 8.00 - 15.30. This is also repeated on the spot in an overhanging closet - albeit with the twist that you have to find a cemetery worker who is then not present. We drive for an hour primarily with the aim of seeing the frescoes in No. Alslev church. Sour! It is not good enough.
Jan Sognnes Rasmussen (4 years ago)
A nice redwashed village church, whose oldest parts, nave and choir, were built around the year 1300. The tower and porch are in Gothic style and were built during the Middle Ages. The church is known for its frescoes from 3 different periods. In the apse is Denmark's oldest dated fresco from 1308. Above the triumphal arch, a monumental representation of a judgment scene from ca. 1350. At the back of the ship frescoes by the famous Elmelund master from approx. 1480, of which his version of the Dance of Death must be highlighted in particular.
Christel K Barnes (5 years ago)
Just a nice, quiet walk through a beautiful church yard that my dog ​​and I are shooting shortcuts through.
Flemming Holgersson (5 years ago)
Nice old church in Nørre Alslev, Falster.
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