The medieval stone church of Ås date back to the 12th century. It is the only church in Öland where the tower is located in the east side. The church was enlarged in 1770 and the interior is mainly from the 18th-19th centuries. The pulpit is very unusual; this nineteenth century work is directly above the altar, an arrangement rarely seen in Swedish churches. The church is long established as a landmark for seafarers. During the nineteenth century the tower was rebuilt to incorporate a lantern, so that it doubled as an early lighthouse.

References:

Comments

Your name



Details

Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Consolidation (Sweden)

Rating

4.2/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Elma Vonk (11 months ago)
Nice place to camp in the middle of nature.
Victor W. (12 months ago)
Very cheap price for a room. Very friendly and helpful staff, that made that little extra work for us for last minute changes.
Thomas Hallén (2 years ago)
Great hostel. Nice, clean rooms and a large communal kitchen. Showers and bathrooms seemed new
Thomas Hallén (2 years ago)
Great hostel. Nice, clean rooms and a large communal kitchen. Showers and bathrooms seemed new
Hannu Kiuttu (4 years ago)
Denna camping har trevlig ägare samt personal som vill att vi skall trivas. Här är rent o fräscht och ordning o reda. Ägaren Jonas ställer alltid upp oavsett dag o tid. För natur- o kulturintresserade är läget fantastiskt.
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Petersberg Citadel

The Petersberg Citadel is one of the largest extant early-modern citadels in Europe and covers the whole north-western part of the Erfurt city centre. It was built after 1665 on Petersberg hill and was in military use until 1963. It dates from a time when Erfurt was ruled by the Electors of Mainz and is a unique example of the European style of fortress construction. Beneath the citadel is an underground maze of passageways that can be visited on guided tours organised by Erfurt Tourist Office.

The citadel was originally built on the site of a medieval Benedictine Monastery and the earliest parts of the complex date from the 12th century. Erfurt has also been ruled by Sweden, Prussia, Napoleon, the German Empire, the Nazis, and post-World War II Soviet occupying forces, and it was part of the German Democratic Republic (East Germany). All of these regimes used Petersberg Citadel and had an influence on its development. The baroque fortress was in military use until 1963. Since German reunification in 1990, the citadel has undergone significant restoration and it is now open to the public as a historic site.