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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  • Not so many this type of churches to see close-by, actually in Norway. You can feel a flavor of vikings time.  more »
  • Wang is a famous attraction for years. Wooden the subtle design on the Hill attracts visitors. Select and You:-)
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  • It is interesting to see so well preserved wooden temple of Wang. In the Middle you can listen to the information about the object and at the end of the bypass around the cloister.
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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.
  • 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 Stave Church. Fantastic views over the valley too. A must-see for the family...
  • Unique and beautiful. Definitely worth to pay your visit.
  • Very nice place

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Known as one of Poland's most popular mountain resorts, Karpacz offers lodgings ranging from comfortable hotels with all the modern amenities, to simply furnished rooms providing plenty of privacy but very few frills. Many locals rent neat little rooms in private houses--a perfect low-cost option for travelers on a tight budget. Visit Karpacz's main tourist office to find more information about registered renters. Alternatively, explore the town's eastern section, where you can find the majority of fine hotels and restaurants.
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