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Sct. Bendts Kirke

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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
NilsRump
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Well worth visiting

Surprisingly, this was never a cathedral, but the Danish kings and their kin were buried in this... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2017
Lisbeth L
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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

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

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.

1  Thank Michael H
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.

Thank Testeren
Reviewed 20 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

9  Thank springbank
Reviewed 20 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

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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.

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

2  Thank Elena B
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