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Spendid Church!

This 12th century church is absolutely splendid. The paintings inside are well preserved and really... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
Beaudtiful example of round church.

There are 4 round churches on Bornholm and our tour (from cruise ship MS Prinsendam) and we were... read more

Reviewed October 19, 2018
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Gudhjemvej 28, Gudhjem, Bornholm 3760, Denmark
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This 12th century church is absolutely splendid. The paintings inside are well preserved and really beautiful.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 19, 2018

There are 4 round churches on Bornholm and our tour (from cruise ship MS Prinsendam) and we were very pleased with this choice. The grounds are immaculate with ancient gravestones, shrubs and flowers. Inside the worship area dating back to 1150 has wooden seating with...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 10, 2018

The church and history is very interesting. It is still in use so be respectful. The attendant on duty the day we went was very nice. Go to the top.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CherylD481
Reviewed August 28, 2018

This church dates back to 1150 and it is still functioning as a church. It among other has a freeze with medieval frescoes. You can also visit the (inside) top of the church. The church has many visitors, especially in high season, so try to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Gunnar G
Reviewed August 17, 2018

We were here for a destination wedding and it was simply wonderful! The beautiful round white church with medieval decorations on the ceiling, the pump-pipe organ and the wooden balcony inside of this old church is amazing. For historic, religious or architectural reasons; visit this...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank NewmansTravel
Reviewed August 13, 2018

There are four round churches on Bornholm, and if you want to see just one, I'd recommend Oesterlars. It is the most special, with its reinforced arches (only one is really an arch). The churchyard is a beauty, the interior is very typical and you...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Krugg31
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

We went here today, and the church was really interesting. It is old, built about 900 years ago, as a combined church and defense structure with several thick circular walls. The roof was built in a very special way, be sure to climb the stairs...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Maria_oreberg
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

Worth a visit for its uniquenes! Round churches having had the function of fortifications deserve a visit. Pay notice to how the light is taken care of at the preachers' stand.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank M_Schollert
Reviewed July 18, 2018

For 20 DKK you get to see the no 1 round church, a type that has become a symbol of the island. It is very beautiful and there is a tricky stone stair in the wall to three top floors, one with a museum.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ugurd
Reviewed June 20, 2018

Østerlars Round Church is one of the core attractions on Bornholm, Denmark. Just north of the village of Østerlars, 5 kilometres south of Gudhjem. It is the largest and, possibly, the oldest of the island's four round churches. Built around 1160, it was dedicated to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Response from Valther T | Reviewed this property |
If you stay at Gudhjem (in my opinion the most charming town on the island) you can even hire a bike and bike to the round church. It's not far, and there is a special path for bikers. In fact, the island of Bornholm is... More