Kapitelberget Church Ruins

Skien, Norway

Kapitelberget ruined church is the foremost reminder of the powerful Dags family in Skien. It was a crypt church, one of the only four similar churches in Norway. Kapitelberget was built as a private chapel by Dag Eilivsson in the 12th century. It may have been destroyed when Bratsberg farm burned in 1156.

The church was situated on the highest point in the vicinity of Skien at the top of the range of hills to the east of the town centre. The ruins were discovered in 1783, but were not restored until the end of the 20th century.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Norway

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Geo Sverre (11 months ago)
Beautiful church in Central skien, most definitely the landmark of skien as you can see it's two massive towers looking over the city from almost everywhere. The brickwork is mesmerising to look at
Tarmo Meltsas (TarMel) (13 months ago)
a very beautiful church in all its glory
Amit Rathore (2 years ago)
One of the most beautiful church. Maintained nicely. Must see.
Dag Ulvær (4 years ago)
En utrolig vakker kirke. Verdt å ta turen innom der.
Torbjørn Hagerup Nagelhus (4 years ago)
En av landets flotteste (og største) kirker.
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