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Borgund Stave Church, Laerdal Municipality
Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
Built around 1180, Borgund Stave Church serves as Norway's best-preserved example of a medieval stave church. The name of this type of church originates from the its distinct architecture made up of vertical wooden boards, called staves. Notice the mix between Viking influence and early Christian symbolism, like the dragon carvings on the roof and the cross above the entrance. Keep an eye out for ancient runes written along the walls. Enter the church to view the ornate wooden carvings within, and then head to the visitor center to see exhibits related to the history of stave churches in Norway. You'll pay a small fee to see outside exhibits. Put Borgund Stave Church into our Laerdal Municipality trip itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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Det er absolutt verdt å ta turen innom denne stavkirken. Den er godt bevart og ligger idyllisk til mellom fjellene! Anbefales.It is certainly worth to pay a visit this rod Church. It is well preserved and is idyllically situated between the mountains! Is recommended.show original
The trip to this location was awesome! The church is a fantastic visit. From far away it looks totally black and as you approach it you see a change in color and an amazingly preserved site. So glad w... read more »
La iglesia de madera de Borgund es una maravilla. Muy bien conservada y en un marco natural que realza su belleza.Borgund Stave Church is a marvel. Very well preserved and in a natural setting which enhances its beauty.show original
Gorgeous example of Stave Church building from cir. 1100. Not to be missed. Call ahead for a tour or be sure it is open so you can get inside.
Dr Nicholas Exadaktylos
Stave (wooden in Norwegian) churches have their own design and character. This particular one, stands since 1180 AD and is considered as the most authentic among churches of this style. If you are nearby do not miss it. Beautiful and impressive waits to be visited and photographed. Most recommended.
Great building and also interesting museum
Aud BeiteThere were Fantasticshow original
Krzysztof DemczukCertainly worth visiting this place. The Church itself is an add-on to what you can see fantastic in the area. I highly recommend!show original
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