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Borgund Stave Church

Highway E16 | Lærdal, 6886, Norway
+47 57 67 88 40
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Small historic church

Borgund Stave Church is purportedly the only Stave Church recreated with the original material that... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Joseph O
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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Informative museum next to the church

Without a guide it is not so easy to contextualise and understand the expetional things about a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
AasneOeH
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Tromso, Norway
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Highway E16 | Lærdal, 6886, Norway
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+47 57 67 88 40
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Borgund Stave Church is purportedly the only Stave Church recreated with the original material that was used when it was first built. It was built after the waning of the Vikings and where they became Christians. Symbolism’s from the Viking era could still be found...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Without a guide it is not so easy to contextualise and understand the expetional things about a stave church. The museum is good, and helps to compensate this. Here you can learn about this particular church as well as stave churches in general.

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164Tanna, Manager at Borgund Stave Church, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your comment. We are glad you enjoyed our museum. Kind regards

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are driving from Oslo to Bergen, or in reverse, make it a point to figure in the time for this side trip. This is an incredible example of folklore, faith and art. This ancient wooden church is a marvel. Not making the side...More

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164Tanna, Manager at Borgund Stave Church, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind comments. We are happy you enjoyed Borgund stave church!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped briefly here on our bus tour. It is a cool, old church. There is also a gift shop nearby. Take coins for the restroom if you don't buy a ticket to see the church from the outside. Quick stop and off we went.

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Reviewed March 2, 2018

Well preserved and distinctive Stave Church from the 12th century outside the town of Borgund. There is a visitors center that features additional information and exhibitions. Love these churches - architecturally and for the craftsmanship.

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Reviewed December 29, 2017

The church sits in a great spot in a valley near Borgund. It is a great church that is worth stopping in if you are travelling in the area and you have some time. There are quite a few stave churches in Norway and this...More

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Reviewed December 7, 2017

Quite the impressive sight when you come around the bend. It's open to the public, but you are not allowed to use camera flash inside and there is no lighting except the natural that seeps in the doors. Dont forget to buy the ticket at...More

Thank Adele H
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Reviewed October 28, 2017

One of the few remaining stave churches in Norway; that is, it is built of wood without nails and also remains in service for the area. Interesting to view from all inside and external angles with dragon's heads coming out of the roof.

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Reviewed October 26, 2017

The offices were closed when we got there, it was a rainy day so no people around, but it was a very interesting building to see.

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Reviewed October 18, 2017

This wonderful church is a must see. It is difficult to comprehend how this structure has been around since the 12th century. While there have been alterations to the building over the years, it still feels like a church inside. It is small but easily...More

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JenExpl0res
March 23, 2016|
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Response from Engang | Reviewed this property |
You can contact the manager at borgund@fortidsminneforeningen.no and ask if possible.
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Cisca S
September 16, 2015|
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Response from Julio J |
we are open from 1may-10june from 10-17h 11june-20august 8-20h 21august-30september 10-17h
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Shakenbakin28
July 14, 2015|
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Response from 164Tanna | Property representative |
Dear sir, sorry for the late reply. Carrental at Flåm is Flåm bilutleige. mail; post@flambilutleie.no. Welcome to Borgund
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