Horbelev Church

Horbelev, Denmark

Horbelev Church dates from c. 1200. The chancel and nave were built in Romanesque style and the church has unusually high walls. It is one of the oldest churches in Falster. The Gothic tower and porch were added in late medieval times.

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Founded: c. 1200
Category: Religious sites in Denmark
Historical period: The First Kingdom (Denmark)

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Susan Jørgensen (28 days ago)
Good church and service
Jette Rosenberg (5 months ago)
It was a good experience
Thomas Braüner (7 months ago)
Beautiful church and burial grounds
Sandie Kamp (11 months ago)
Nice church, it is small and very nice.
Michael Steen Jensen (3 years ago)
OK
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