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Borgund Stave Church

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Address: Highway E16 | Lærdal, 6886, Norway
Phone Number: +47 5767 8840
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Borgund Stave Church is fascinating to see! The contrast between the old and the new is striking and the hiking trails behind the church are gorgeous and a lovely place to walk... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 18, 2015
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York, South Carolina
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York, South Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

Borgund Stave Church is fascinating to see! The contrast between the old and the new is striking and the hiking trails behind the church are gorgeous and a lovely place to walk. The "museum" is also a fascinating and must see before going out to see the Stave Church as it explains and shows how and why the Stave churches... More 

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Kristiansand, Vest-Agder, Norway
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Pictures don't really do it justice. This church was spectacular and one of the highlights of my stay in Norway. I didn't get to go outside but touching the outside and getting a great view was plenty. It's spectacularly preserved and a magnificent sight to see in person. If you can I highly, highly suggest checking this out.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Beautiful church with a beautiful story followed by the stunning surroundings . Hire a guide and you will have much more knowledge about this particular building . There is of course a "gift shop" in the extension. But a nice new experience to see something that is really special. The guide tour lasts no longer than 30 minutes, but you... More 

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Marlton, New Jersey
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288 attraction reviews
491 helpful votes 491 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We drove here in a rental car from Flam. It was an easy drive although I think we should have taken the snow road. The church is in a pretty setting next to another church and a cemetery along a country road. Inside is very well preserved. Admission is charged to visit the stave church. There is museum across the... More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I spent three months living in Norway whilst working and during that time visited this beautiful historic norweigan church ... Very well preserved beautifully maintained breathtaking xxx

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Corona, California
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I really enjoyed seeing this stave church and the adjacent stave church museum. Borgund is small inside with only 1 window. You are not allowed to use a flash for photos, but the helpful guide used his flashlight so I could take photos of the altar painting. The guide also showed us some medieval graffiti. I became fascinated with the... More 

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Frillesas, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Borgund Stave Church is one of the oldest and has been carefully renovated to its former "glory". Since there are only 28 of these churches left in Norway, it is well worth a visit. Fascinating building technique. Be sure to look up and see the dragons. Old Viking symbols on a Christian church! There is an entrance fee that you... More 

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Wehr, Germany
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Fair prices for Norwegian conditions! Wonderful stave church! It is very interesting to learn about the culture and ways how the people of past centuries built such elaborate churches! Definitely a place worth visiting!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

Built with wood from trees cut down in 1180! This is the stave church in the most original condition. It is very dark inside and it takes some time for your eyes to adjust and be able to see more detail. (Doesn't help when some selfish tourist decides he wants a better photo and uses flash after reading the notice... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Some 800 years later the old girl still looks amazing, inside and out. If you visit only one Stave Church in Norway, this one is a good candidate. Beautiful setting and incredibly well-preserved, Borgund is a fascinating window into early Christianity in Norway and village life. An architectural gem.

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