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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Marko B (9 months ago)
Need repairs.
Piret (19 months ago)
Great place to visit and be in touch
Timo Kosonen (2 years ago)
Fine weathered church.
Erki Vaarik (2 years ago)
Beautiful place
Ly Laurimäe (3 years ago)
Vaikne, rahulik, ilus koht.
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