Jungshoved Church

Praesto, Denmark

Jungshoved Church is a Danish romanesque church situated nearby the banks of Stavreby cove, on the place where Jungshoved castle lay in former times. The oldest part of the church is built in the years 1225-1250 in late romanesque style, while the last part of the church is built in the 1500 century in late gothic style.

The baptismal font and altarpiece are decorated with reliefs by Bertel Thorvaldsen. The pulpit in High Renaissance is created approximately 1605-10 in the Schrøder workshop in Næstved. Remainders of gothic frescos are visible on the curvatures and to the north wall of the choir. The church is brick-hung and whitewashed.



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Hovmarken 4A, Praesto, Denmark
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Founded: 1225-1250
Category: Religious sites in Denmark
Historical period: The First Kingdom (Denmark)


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Henrik Forsstrøm (5 months ago)
Flot gammel kirke med fantastisk udsigt ud over fjorden. Kirkegården er virkelig også flot. Havde håbet at en vejdirektoratets som denne havde åbent, men må have tilgode at se den indvendig en anden dag
Hans Adam Sønderby (7 months ago)
A really beautiful church
Morten brøsen (13 months ago)
Really nice church, located by a small cozy harbor. Good parking space
John Hansen (2 years ago)
Jungshoved Church is beautifully situated near the banks of Stavreby Nor and close to where Jungshoved Castle once was. The oldest part of the church was built in the years 1225-1250 in Late Romantic style, while the last part of the church is built in the 15th century in the Gothic style. The church is with its very historic and exciting decor, including among other things. the baptismal fund with reliefs by Bertel Thorvaldsen, an obvious excursion destination. The pulpit in the right Renaissance dates from around 1605-10, created in the Schröders workshop in Næstved. Remains of Gothic frescoes can be seen on the vaults and the choir's north wall. The church is tiled and whitewashed. It was restored in 1960-61, where it received a new oak organ. Altarpiece with Thorvaldsens relief. Norwegian marble macrophages.
Ole Comoll Christensen (3 years ago)
Lovely little church, beautifully located on peninsula. Remains of 15th century frescoes on walls.
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