Sønder Kirkeby Church

Nykøbing Falster, Denmark

Sønder Kirkeby Church dates from the 12th century, but it was strongly altered during the restoration in 1865.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in Denmark
Historical period: The First Kingdom (Denmark)

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Henrik jensen (2 years ago)
Susie Anja Anker (2 years ago)
Altid en dejlig oplevelse.
romywebb se (2 years ago)
Stor kyrkobyggnad med många stora träd omkring. Allt verkade något mörkt för mig och det fanns inte många blommor på graven. Kanske för att solen har svårt att belyser kyrkogården. Liten parkeringsplats finns nedanför.
Mette Aagaard (3 years ago)
Lønning Larsen (3 years ago)
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