Östergarn Church

Östergarn, Sweden

Östergarn church is a little 13th century church where the tower of was never built. It was burnt by the Swedes in 1565 during the Nordic Seven Years' War, whereat all medieval fittings were destroyed. It was also sacked by the Russians in 1715 and 1717. In a grave in the church yard lie the German seamen who fell on board the cruiser Albatross, when she was compelled by superior Russian forces to run ashore near the fishing village of Herrvik in Östergarn in 1915.

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560, Östergarn, Sweden
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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

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Bo Norrby (4 years ago)
Beautiful church with a fantastic memorial in the form of a limestone boat.
Leo Isacson (Den Mest Epic Leboi) (4 years ago)
Good and cheap food!
Per Blomberg (4 years ago)
Nice church. Well maintained!
Patric Hjärtmyr (4 years ago)
Very beautiful church with a fine old monument from fallen German sailors from World War I. Text Albatross
Petrus Dahlbeck (4 years ago)
Very beautiful church in Östergarnslandet. Many go there to see the Albatross grave, and also visit the school house that is close by.
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