Karuse church is one of the oldest sacral buildings in Läänemaa – it was built in the 1260s as a fortress-church for the Livonian Order. According the legend Otto von Lutterberg, a Master of the Livonian Order, has been buried in the church. He fell in a battle against Lithuanians, fought on sea ice near the church.

Inside the church you should pay attention to the Baroque-style pulpit and altar. When walking around the churchyard you will see the trapezoid headstones originating from the 13th century and wheel crosses dating back to the 17th century.

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Kinksi küla, Hanila, Estonia
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Founded: 1260's
Category: Religious sites in Estonia
Historical period: Danish and Livonian Order (Estonia)

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Ly Laurimäe (2 years ago)
Vaikne, rahulik, ilus koht.
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Püha koda!
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Попали на служение. Впечатлила обстановка. Старое место.
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Ilus vana kirik
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