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Address: Gammel Landevej 63, 9990 Skagen, Danimarca, Denmark
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a true store of the power of nature

the drifting sand forced the government to tear down this church and today the tower is left as a warning for the seafarers and a sign of the power of nature. the surroundings are... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2017
Niels T
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Copenhagen Region, Denmark
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Copenhagen Region, Denmark
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

the drifting sand forced the government to tear down this church and today the tower is left as a warning for the seafarers and a sign of the power of nature. the surroundings are also nice nature.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

If you are expecting an old church, you'll be dissapointed, if you are expecting a beautiful building, you'll be dissapointed. This building is both compelling and fascinating because of what it is and what isn't there. It's just a plain tower with a harbour view out in the middle of the sand dunes. It's the history that brings it alive... More 

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Dulles, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

The short walk from the parking area is nice. The church looks really cute from the distance. While it doesn't seem like much, you can enter the church from the front entrance and go up for a little view over the area. Be careful though, the steps are spiral and very tight! Be sure to view the photo of the... More 

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Honefoss, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

I must say that my expectations was a bit higher as I heard of the Church "berried into sand", but coming there was not "that great experience". But as my heading says, it's OK to have been there, especially as we stayed at Color Skagen Hotel, which is only 1 kilometer away.

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Calgary, Alberta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Interesting story and otherwise just a building away from anywhere else and sticking up from some sandy hill. It is worth 10 minutes of your time for pictures and the story, but not worth going far out of your way for. You have been warned.

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Thank John Z
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Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

In all frankness it's just a church tower in the middle of nowhere. It's not particularly sanded over but it has a certain charm. We biked there, took a few pictures and ate an ice cream and biked further out on the dunes. If you don't have a car/bike/rollerblades or something don't worry, it's not super important to see in... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Not quite sure this is worth the detour. The cafe and ice cream parlor was great though, very friendly service. The church itself has a spectacular history but all you can see is a church tower - that's it.

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Thank monacosswe
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

A quiet slightly meditative spot to spend a morning. It's impressive what faith can do: the deconstructed it brick by brick, parts numbered. One day they will rebuild it. I am pretty sure of that.

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Thank Joe S
london
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

The story of this church (see previous reviews) is more impressive than the actual sight of the remaining tower, but it is a lovely walk through the woods to get there (~1.5km). By the way, I did not go up the stairs inside the church tower.

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Treviso, Italy
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Reviewed 29 June 2016

During the last half of the 18th century the church was partially buried by sand. The struggle to keep the church free of sand lasted until 1795, when it was abandoned after wards the church was demolished. The only part of the original structure that still standing is the Tower with crow-stepped gable. Honestly, I do not feel to suggest... More 

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