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Fantoft Stavkirke, Bergen

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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See an authentic reconstruction of a medieval stave church, known for its carved doorways and stylized dragon heads atop the roof, at Fantoft Stavkirke. Consul Fredrik Georg Gade bought the church in the 19th century and moved it, piece by piece, to the site in order to save it from demolition. Notice the stone cross from Tjora standing outside: similar crosses served as meeting points of religious congregations in times when there were no churches. In the early 1990s, some members of the Norwegian black metal scene set fire to the original church as an act of retribution for erecting Christian temples on pagan grounds. The church was rebuilt soon after. The site can be difficult to find, so follow road signs carefully. Before you head to Bergen, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Bergen itinerary maker, to make sure you see all that Bergen has to offer, including Fantoft Stavkirke.
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  • Kosciolek lies in a very hidden to the eye area. You have to really know that such cudenko is in Bergen and how to get there because it is faintly marked where it is located. I found it by pure chance join after this area. Tiny but atmospheric. Parking in front of the path to the entrance. It is worth to leave a car near Meny boutique at the bottom and we just might take a walk to the top.
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  • The stave has limited seasons to view the inside of the church but the outside was probably more amazing to see than the inside. There is a bit of a walk to get to it. Look at the top for the dragons. 
  • This is a beautiful Stave church in the middle of nowhere. It is literally next to a business complex and apartment building. We were very confused on where we should park. Luckily there was a small t...  read more »
  • While interesting, we found it to be too modern. See another Stave Church if you can. This is only a replica of the original, which burned down.
  • very beautiful. to see if you are near
  • great wood works.
  • If you are visiting Bergen, you should visit the wood church of Fantoft!
  • Loved it. Such an amazing place.
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