Wang Church, Karpacz

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Visit Wang Church to see a medieval Norwegian wooden church built without nails and held together by wooden joints. A Prussian king bought this 12th-century stave church from a village in Norway. The building was taken to pieces, shipped in boxes, and reconstructed in southern Poland in 1844. Check out the Norwegian architectural details carved in wood, such as lions, winged dragons, and runes. Look for a runic inscription on the doorway of the church, probably identifying artist Eindridi--nicknamed dexterous or handy--responsible for the decorations. The pathway near the church is lined with many stalls selling tourist gifts, food and hot drinks, beer, and vodka. Plan to see Wang Church and other attractions that appeal to you using our Karpacz trip itinerary planning website .
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  • The church was beautiful and I would recommend if visiting Karpacz. It is really old with a Chinese look.  more »
  • The beautiful church of Nordic origin. Craftsmanship decorations simply breathtaking. I believe that the Church is worth to pay for a ticket to listen to short stories and see the inside of the temple. The place is located on a hill overlooking a nice season I did not get. The same approach in the Church is a bit like the streets of town, because the left and right stalls. No less, I think that it adds colour.
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  • Unheard of in Poland to visit in Karpacz. Entrance fee. I recommend visiting the Church.
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  • Lovely. This little church was moved from Norway down to this place. Completely taken apart and assembled again. Very pretty and situated in a very nice area. You can get married there, too. Worth it a stop. Tours a short and crisp.
  • Why do you have to pay to enter a church? View is good though
  • Beautiful church amazing how they built this with no nails and transported it all the way to Poland !
  • Probably the oldest wooden church in Poland. Made in Norway without a single nail. Inside is over 10 minutes audio presentation in a few languages depends of group (but not in english).
  • A stunning small church. Nice views.
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