Hyrynsalmi Church

Hyrynsalmi, Finland

Hyrynsalmi church was built in 1786 and it was designed by Jacob Rijf. It is one of the most significant wooden churches built in Finland in the 18th century.The separate bell tower was erected in 1840. The altarpiece painted by J. G. Hedman dates back to 1830.

During World War II corpses from the Suomussalmi battlefield were brought into this church to be returned to their home parishes for burial. The church is one of the few buildings, which survived when German troops burnt the village in the Lapland War (1944).

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Founded: 1786
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: The Age of Enlightenment (Finland)

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Soile Ylonen (9 months ago)
Fine
Japero (5 years ago)
A beautiful wooden church right next to the road.
Ilkka Tolvanen (5 years ago)
Cool
Arto Karjalainen (6 years ago)
Kivan näköinen ulkoapäin
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