St. Clemens Church

Rømø, Denmark

Rømø church was built around 1200 but extended in the 17th and 18th centuries when the island prospered due to whaling. The church is consecrated to the patron saint of sailors, St. Clemens and many ship models, donated by seamen, are hanging in the church. During the last century, rights to have one's name on a church pew were sold, the proceeds being used for church expenses, and many of these can be seen on the pews in the church today. Very interesting churchyard with old headstones of the ship commanders and their families, British and German pilots from World War II.

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Havnebyvej 152, Rømø, Denmark
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Founded: c. 1200
Category: Religious sites in Denmark
Historical period: The First Kingdom (Denmark)

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www.visitdenmark.fr

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Betty Poulsen (15 months ago)
Smuk historie med gamle hvalfiskere og Mærsk mc Møller
Oliver Burmeister (15 months ago)
Must See. Besonders zur Weihnachtszeit immer gemütlich geschmückt. Ende der Öffnungszeit beachten, Tür verriegelt automatisch ;-)
BJ (2 years ago)
Beautiful and historic church. Must be seen.
Jochen M. (2 years ago)
NICE
Markus MF (3 years ago)
Some very interesting old graves that tell parts of the Rømø history.
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