Kastrup Church was rebuilt to the Gothic style around 1480 and it was dedicated to St. Clemens. The altarpiece dates from 1520 and the crucifix from 1300s. The pulpit was made in c. 1600. There are graves of 98 German soldiers and 15 civilians from the World War II.



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Founded: 1480
Category: Religious sites in Denmark
Historical period: Kalmar Union (Denmark)


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Poul Krag (8 months ago)
Nice church, there is nothing particularly remarkable about the place - apart from the view. Graver has not yet been on a communication course !! ? ?
Jan Sognnes Rasmussen (15 months ago)
A beautiful whitewashed church, which stands high in the countryside and can be seen from afar. The oldest parts ship and choir were built around the year 1150 in Romanesque style. Like most medieval churches, the church is characterized by the changing styles, 1250-1500 Gothic, to which tower, sacristy, porch were added (1480), 1500-1650 Renaissance and 1650-1750 Baroque.
Lennart Jensen (17 months ago)
Nice church.
John Hansen (2 years ago)
Kastrup Church has in the Catholic time been consecrated to the maritime completely Sct. Clemens. It is a Romanesque boulder church built in Munkesten. The pulpit with Henrik Lykke and wife Karen Banners weapons are scars around 1595. there is an epitaph with a silver wreath on which is written: From women in Vordingborg in memory of Generalinde Oxholm 1882. At the door of the porch a 13th century ore fittings with a lion's head with a ring in the mouth. The church is painted white and built around 1100. The church was independent.
Mikael Nielsen (2 years ago)
A beautiful church and a nice cemetery (I am a tourist)
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