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Osterlars Rundkirke

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Address: Gudhjemvej 28, Gudhjem, Bornholm 3760, Denmark
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A journey back "Home"!

Churches, I find, are amazing places to visit. As well as being places of worship, they show local history and are places to view great art. If one loves to visit churches... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 December 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Churches, I find, are amazing places to visit. As well as being places of worship, they show local history and are places to view great art. If one loves to visit churches, Denmark is a good place to indulge oneself. Hundreds were built in the 13th and 14th centuries. As one drives the countryside, you will notice their familiar shape,... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Stopped by to see the church. We toke the guided tour which did provide som nice details about the church to improve the experience.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I am not one to travel the world spending my time looking at churches but this is one steeped in history and well worth the visit. Østerlars is the largest and most beautiful of 4 Round Churches on the island of Bornholm. The walls are over a meter thick and the artwork you find inside send you back in time.... More 

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Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Read all the other reviews. It is an interesting place to visit. I couldn't imagine a wall with a staircase built into it but there it is. When we visited there had been a service earlier that day with Harvest offerings, would have liked to have gone to the service although not for religious reasons.....shame on me?

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Casteau
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This church is the biggest round church on Bornholm - it is fair prized and very beautiful. Don't forget go up the narrow steps found by the alter, first floor to visit the great historic exhibition and 2nd floor to visit the ghosts...

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Silverthorne, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

When you take the spiral staircase that leads to the top, you can see how the wooden beams were aligned to keep the pointed top stable and circular. Pretty good for the 1100s!

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a very unusual and interesting piece of church architecture. It is great to explore the insides by climbing up narrow stone stairs inside the thick walls all the way up to the attic. The wodden spines supporting the roof and the exterior stone support walls give a good impression for the hard work, ingenuitiy, and commitment of the... More 

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Birkerod, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Why did they build these churches almost 900 years ago? Fortification, observation, religion? Were the knigth templars involved? Kids love to climp the upper floors, and there's great info boards up there as well.

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Lund, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

The island is so small that one can see all four of the round churches for which Bornholm is famous. They are each unique and offer a different perspective of the island's history. Østelars Rundkirke has a fantastic organ and is quite large. It is very much worth it if you are visiting or staying on the northern part of... More 

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Copenhagen Region, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

There are only 4 of this kind of churches on Bornholm and it is a very special and uncommon type of church in Denmark. The church has also been a place of protections for the local people. The church is very well maintained and have very nice wall paintings and two entrance doors - one for women and one for... More 

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