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.



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Founded: c. 1200
Category: Religious sites in Poland

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Oldřich Olaf Poděbradský (15 months ago)
The best Norse church you can see in Poland! Formerly a church in Norway from early middle ages moved to Karpacz and built again in 19th century. The area is very nice, although packed with tourists and entrance to church is paid. However the adjacent cemetery is really nice and the sights from the hill to the valley and mountains too. A must see when visiting Karpacz.
Rutger van der Linden (16 months ago)
Very nice old wooden church, originally from 12th century Norway, transplanted to Poland, lovely old details remain, cozy ambiance, comfortable place for quiet reflection. The grounds offer a little bit more to see and ponder, one or two memorials, an old graveyard and an excellent panoramic view. Good visit.
Marcin Tatjewski (17 months ago)
Truly amazing place! The architecture of this church is exquisite. I recommend everyone to get a visual feast of all the elements - and definitely do get inside!
Marcin Adamczyk (2 years ago)
Wonderful view from the sorroundings area.
Maciej Janiak (2 years ago)
A great place to visit if your are in the area. This place has tons of history behind it. Building that has almost 900 year history. And some parts of it remember vikings. The entry is not to expensive and worh every penny.
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