Vang Stave Church

Karpacz, Poland

Vang stave church was bought by King Frederick William IV of Prussia and transferred from Vang in the Valdres region of Norway and re-erected in 1842 in Brückenberg near Krummhübel in Silesia, now Karpacz in Poland. It was originally used by a congregation belonging to the Church of Norway, then the Evangelical Church of Prussia, and now serves the Evangelical-Augsburg Church in Poland.

The church is a four-post single-nave stave church originally built around 1200 in the parish of Vang in the Valdres region of Norway.

References:

Comments

Your name

Website (optional)



Details

Founded: c. 1200
Category: Religious sites in Poland

More Information

en.wikipedia.org

Rating

4.6/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Dawid Jozefiak (9 months ago)
Lovely view of the mountain range, and not a difficult walk. Although if you want to have a look inside the church it does cost about 10 złotych
Imperial Guard (9 months ago)
Very pretty small church. A narrator tells you its story on the inside. Quite informative!
Firat Koseoglu (9 months ago)
A great looking church which was exactly modeled (including the garden and graveyard) in the video game called Vanishing of Ethan Carter.
Tomasz Kurzewski (11 months ago)
Nice place with long history. Worth a visit while visiting Karpacz.
chris mckernan (2 years ago)
Beautiful church at bottom of mountain. Hard walk up but historic and worth visiting. Beautiful sorrounding landscape.
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Grisslehamn

The small Grisslehamn village is today a well-preserved sample of 19th century architecture and popular attraction for daily trips. The name Grisslehamn was first mentioned in a document from 1376 about the mail route between Sweden and Finland. This Grisslehamn was located some 20 km south of today's location. In the mid-18th century, most of the old village was destroyed in a fire, and it was decided to move Grisslehamn to its current location to make the mail route shorter. Conveying mail by row boat from Sweden to Åland, from whence it was transported to the Finnish mainland, was, together with fishing, one of the most important sources of income for the inhabitants of Grisslehamn and other parts of Roslagen for a long time, until steam ships took over the mail routes in the early 20th century.

During the Finnish War in 1809 a small unit of Russian cossacks attacked to Grisslehamn over the frozen Gulf of Bothnia. In the battle 80 Swedish soldiers surrended and several were killed.

Today there are several buildings dating from the 19th century, like the toll station and old barracks. The post office was built in 1755 and the chapel in 1909.