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Fantoft Stavkirke, Bergen

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Religious Site
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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  • I loved visiting this wooden church. Easy access by car coming from Bergen point in Pen meet.
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  • It is worth leaving the Centre of Berguen to visit this gem. We could not see it on the inside since the tourist season is from May to October.
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  • Beautiful construction and impressive details made by hand. Founded in 1150 and although destroyed, later rebuilt and changed of place. It is a gem not to be forgotten.  more »
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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.