Skien Church is a Neo-Gothic church from 1894. It is 47 meters long with a tower height of 68 meters for two twin towers, the interior height is 17 meters. The church was designed by architect Martin Hagbarth Schytte-Berg. Inspiration was taken from the German architects John Vollmer and John Otzens. The organ in Skien Church is one of the largest in Norway with over 5000 pipes.

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Founded: 1894
Category: Religious sites in Norway

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Bartek Sokołów (3 years ago)
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Bartek Sokołów (3 years ago)
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Csabi Buna (4 years ago)
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Andy Hall (4 years ago)
Beautiful and surprisingly colourful brick and wooden architecture inside, with great acoustics for listening to Skien Male Voice Choir concert. Stunning twin spires which are visible from miles around outside. Not yet attended a service here, but there seems to be plenty going on according to their notice boards.
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