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Sct. Bendts Kirke

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Iconic medieval church.

If you visit Sealand this is must to see. The impossant church dates back to 1170 - and is the... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
Torben Olejaz L
Ringsted, Denmark
Nice historic church

This is the first regular grave church of the Danish royalty, used by the Jelling dynasty, until... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2018
Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

If you visit Sealand this is must to see. The impossant church dates back to 1170 - and is the oldest church of bricks in the most norhern part of Europe. It is considered to be one of Denmark's architecturally finest churches. Furthermore, it is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Torben Olejaz L
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

This is the first regular grave church of the Danish royalty, used by the Jelling dynasty, until the power of the church hierarchy shifted to Roskilde. The unique grave of Erik Menved and his queen, with alabaster details, is located right in front of the...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank NilsRump
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Surprisingly, this was never a cathedral, but the Danish kings and their kin were buried in this church in the 1100-1200s and are now resting under its floor. The statue in front of it is of Valdemar the great, born posthumously to king Knud Lavard...More

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank Lisbeth L
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Loved celebrating Christmas Day in such an historic kirke. The church is very welcoming and the atmosphere enjoyable. Lots to see and read about its historic importance.

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank S7014CSmichaelh
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Just stunning, outside and inside. I been there many times, and it is a joy everytime I go there. One of Denmark's finest and with Kings and queens buried here.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Testeren
Reviewed 21 June 2016

When you enter Sct. Bendt, you get the feeling of being in a cathedral. The structure is cross-shaped with a central tower, typical of Romanesque architecture. It is considered to be one of Denmark's architecturally finest churches and the oldest brick church in Scandinavia and...More

Date of experience: June 2016
9  Thank springbank
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Sct. Bendts Church is the oldest church in Denmark, build in bricks. It's from the 15'th century, and when you I.e. visit the alter, notice the old chairs in both sides. Centuries old, with carvings made by young people even in the 18'th century. Denmarks...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Helseklubben
Reviewed 7 December 2015

A very pretty and simply decorated church - and one of Scandinavia's first built with bricks. Definitely one worth visiting when you pass Zealand and coming through Ringsted.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Helle L
Reviewed 1 January 2015

The church is all that remains from a Benedictine monastery, and is said to be the oldest brick church in Denmark; Danish kings and queens were buried there during XII-XIV centuries. Opens at 11am, closes at 3 pm. Has its own free parking lot, at...More

Date of experience: December 2014
2  Thank Elena B
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