Ekerö Church

Ekerö, Sweden

The Romanescue-style church of Ekerö date from the late 12th century. It was enlarged in the 1300s and the tower was erected in the 15th century. The overpainted mural paintings were found in the restoration made in 1933. the altarpiece date from the 17th century. The oldest artefact in the church is a font dating from the 12th century.

The interesting detail is a runic script in the tombstone under the pulpit. The script written in Latin says “Ingeborg Ermundsdotter rests here”.

References:
  • Wikipedia
  • Marianne Mehling et al. Knaurs Kulturführer in Farbe. Schweden. München 1987.

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

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Britt Ebbeskog (5 months ago)
Fantastic organ concert by Hans Ola Ericsson.
Mårten A (5 months ago)
Fantastic beautiful church and one of the few that has a window behind the altar.
Richard Fahlström (7 months ago)
Very nice church. Big enough / small to give an incredibly intimate feeling.
Mihai S. (10 months ago)
Sa nu uitati: On December 8th, 1990 Agnetha married Tomas Sonnenfeld, a surgeon who worked by that time at the Huddinge hospital in southern Stockholm. The ceremony took place in secrecy at the Ekerö church. Agnetha and Tomas were married until 8 July 1993.
Gittan Lind (2 years ago)
Very beautiful and atmospheric church located in beautiful nature. Well maintained cemetery. Nice to light candles for my deceased.
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