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Kerimaki Church

Kerimaentie, Kerimaki, Finland
015 578 9123
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Kerimaki
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
Traveler Description: The church of Kerimäki is the biggest wooden church in the world. It was built in 1847 and the building master wanted that the half of the commune of... more »
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Brussels, Belgium
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

It is a huge church, the largest wooden church in the world apparently. It is definitely worth a visit since it is so unique and you must also climb the stairs to the top to see the view.

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

Kerimäki wooden church has a very special feeling in it. It starts when you enter the church. Strong wooden scent and massive interior makes the experience more intense. High ceiling with wooden structures is something you don't very often see. The church is actually worlds largest wooden church.

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Helsinki, Finland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

The church and the surroundings are very nice! There is a nice observatory nearby also where you can enjoy the view over the lake! Out of season a bit hard to find a place for coffee though

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

It is THE LARGEST wooden church in the world. A sure must see! It is a summer church and closed in winter, except for Christmas mass (Dec, 24).

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Fortuna, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

This church is only open to the public from June until the end of August. I went in September so i was only able to take pictures. Beautiful. I was disappointed I could not go inside. There is a lovely cafe right across the street. (Not the Ravintola which is more resturant like.) This place was more low key and... More

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Centerville, Pa
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Being one who admires the architecture of all sorts of houses of worship, I was determined to take a look at Kerimaki church in Finland's Lake district in the Southeastern part of that country. Billed as the largest wooden church inthe world, Kerimaki begins working on your sense of awe even before you set foot in the door. Inside the... More

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Munich
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

The church overshadows the entire town. One wonders what they had in mind---where would the 5,000 worshipers come from?

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St.Petersburg
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

It is said that the size of the church was the result of a miscalculation when it was built (the architect was working in centimetres, which the builder misunderstood to be inches, which are 2.54 times larger). But most likely the church was actually intended to be as big as it is, so it could easily accommodate 5000 people at... More

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Lappeenranta, Finland
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149 reviews 149 reviews
97 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We had a short visit while we were returning from Savonlinna. The church is very interesting and enchanting. When you see how bit it is you might not believe that it is entirely made of wood. There is nothing else in surrounding but its worth a stop.

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Savonlinna, Finland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Awesome! Worlds largest wooden church and so beautiful! I really enjoyed to feel myself so small in this huge big church!

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