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Fantoft Stavkirke, Bergen

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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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  • If you are on a tour, this will likely be a stop. If you are on your own, it is interesting to see, but the distance needed to travel there may be a negative. You can only see it from the outside, wit...  more »
  • Is a wooden church from the time of the vikings, built by 1100 years. Was transferred to place in 1800. Is a typical Church of Norway, today it is one of the little that there are of this type. I felt very emotional in front of a wooden church be kept for many years.
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  • Cool place for a short trip from Bergen. 20 minutes by tram no. 1, moreover, only in Bergen. About the way you can ask driver and will certainly punish the direction. And you can see the characters. As you only want to look at and get back even one 90 minute ticket. Although the Church is fenced it can enter the Special wooden staircase standing at the fence, to see it more closely. It is worth to also climb the nearby rocks and see the Church.
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  • This stave church is a copy of the original, which was burnt away. You can get to the church using the tram "Bybanen". It is only open during summer season. It might not be the most impressive stave church in Norway, but it worth visiting it.
  • Nice to see. Very romantic in the winter. Take tram to Fantoft and follow the signs.
  • 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.