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Address: Kerimaentie, Kerimaki, Finland
Phone Number: 015 578 9123

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Why do you build the world's largest wooden church, and Finland's largest over all, in a small country town? Probably because you can! It's an impressive building and I'm very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Why do you build the world's largest wooden church, and Finland's largest over all, in a small country town? Probably because you can! It's an impressive building and I'm very glad we came here, though it's a bit surreal.

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Vantaa, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

A very beautiful building and also the largest wooden church is located in Kerimäki in Eastern Finland. It's located only some 20 km south east from Savonlinna. Kerimäki itself is a small village in a beautiful lake area. You can eat well local tasteful food in a restaurant Katrianna located very close to the large church. Or you can have... More 

Thank Anna R
Vantaa, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Kirkkoon on helppo löytää opasteiden avulla, todella vaikuttava puukirkko, jossa edelleen kynttilävalaistus ja puulämmitys. Hienosti kunnostettu! Easy to find with signs, large beatiful wooden church where is candle lights and no electricity

Thank Jepro
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I don't go to church, or even believe in god for that matter but I love visiting beautiful churches and this one is gobsmacking...because it is MASSIVE and all wooden. It's a miracle it hasn't burnt down. It's kind of in the idle of nowhere which makes it even more amazing. It's free to get in as all churches in... More 

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Burnaby, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The Church was closed the day we visited. It is an amazing size - they say it is the largest wooden church in the world. The grounds around the church are absolutely beautiful.

Thank Naj M
Alanya, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Not like the Cathedral in Milan, but large wooden construction. Located in a small town Kerimaki. Has nice view to lake from bell tower.

Thank Tapio P
Savonlinna, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The size of this wooden building makes one just gaze in amazement and awe at craftsmanship in such a huge structure. The belfry outside also provides amazing views of beautiful Lake Puruvesi. A visit for a summer church service (it is only used in summer) may be satisfactory, but I cannot recommend this place for a concert. The wooden upright... More 

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Tartu, Estonia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The sheer scale of building is awesome when you know its made of wood. Has a separate bell tower - which is apparently very Finnish. It was not open. Is due in 2015 to start acting as a concert hall for classical music to compliment the opera season at nearby Olavin castle in Savonlinna

Thank Derettens
L'Estartit, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The church of Kerimäki is the world’s largest Christian wooden church and has the most spacious interior in Finland. Designed by Anders Fredrik Granstedt and built between 1844 and 1847, the church has a length of 45 metres, a width of 42 m, a height of 37 m and a seating capacity of more than 3,000. The construction was completed... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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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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