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Address: Paradis, Bergen, Norway
Phone Number: 47 55 28 07 10
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A Monumental Piece Of History

Need to take the train outside of the city and a 10-15 minutes walk from the get off station, must place more signage to the place, you better call ahead of time to make sure it's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Need to take the train outside of the city and a 10-15 minutes walk from the get off station, must place more signage to the place, you better call ahead of time to make sure it's open but don't be anxious if you find it closed just enjoy to watch the whole masterpiece reconstructed with your piece of sandwich with... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The Fantoft Stave Church can be reached by car or foot from two sides. The lower parking lot means a fairly steep climb to the church. The upper parking lot is a much easier 4 minute walk through the woods. The Church and surrounding woods are private and therefore not used for regular services. During opening hours, you pay to... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If in Bergen, this stave church is obviously much easier to see than making the 2-5 hour treks to see the others in the area. It is small and a reproduction, and when we were there, had a hurricane fence around it, as well as closed. Parking and the walk was easy, but the signage was not very good for... More 

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Bayfield, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This reminded us of the stave kirke we have back in Wisconsin. It is well worth the trip. Lovely restoration, with attention to the old ways of construction.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

One of the 28 surviving stave churches in Norway. This is a replica of a previous church that burned, but has been rebuilt using the period methods and architecture. It is a pleasure to sit and quietly absorb the ambiance of the the church only open in the summer season which this year started on 15 May. See the wishing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Very good reconstruction of traditional stave church which looks like a combination of a viking ship and Japanese pagoda. The downside is that it is in the middle of a wood and is a good 10-15 minute walk from the light railway station Fantoft and is not clearly signposted. Worth a visit if you have the time and both the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We came to Bergen during the off-season and found this very quiet and peaceful place to sit and eat our sandwiches. Be warned it is a very long walk from the bus as is nearly everywhere in Norway. Beautiful

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I went to the stavkirke to visit it but it was closed....anyway it is worthy to go there even if it is closed because it is a special monument you won't see quite often!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The architecture of the church is pretty much an amazing sight by itself. Viking, but it's a church. Pity it was raining and the church was closed during the off season, but still worth a visit to the grounds around!

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We went to visit the church on our own. There was a group of Norwegian tourists inside, as part of formal tour. We got yelled at when we tried to enter the church grounds because you were only allowed inside if you were part of that tour bus group. So we just looked at other people entering and exiting the... More 

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