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: Ruins in Norway

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Dag Ulvær (2 years ago)
En utrolig vakker kirke. Verdt å ta turen innom der.
Torbjørn Hagerup Nagelhus (2 years ago)
En av landets flotteste (og største) kirker.
Camilla olsen (2 years ago)
Vakker kirke Masse detaljer
Edwin Kool (2 years ago)
Ziet er heel mooi uit van buiten. Van binnen konden we helaas niet kijken omdat de kerk niet de gehele tijd geopend is, dat is wel jammer.
Bjørn Puttekås Thomassen (3 years ago)
Kirken er en katedral Stort og få synge der
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