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Borgund Stave Church

Highway E16 | Lærdal, 6886, Norway
+47 5767 8840
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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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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Bergen, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

But if you have to visit one, this one is quite the "symbol" of the stave churches in Norway. Drive the old way along the river.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The was very interesting. Make sure you take the time to have a young student explain the history of the church and the method of construction. Stave means "pole" and that is what the basis is for the Construction of the building. Then stay on the back grounds for a while and see more of the countryside charm and beauty.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The visitors center has a nice little exhibition, good cafe and cleant bathroom facilities. If you do not wish to pay the fee to visit the church inside it is already very pretty to walk around the stave church and the other two buildings beside it. Even though it can get busy you still feel the unique ambiance of the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We saw a number of Stave churches; the structure of this one is more elaborate than the others and should be visited.

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