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Address: Kirkegata, 9750, Norway
Phone Number:
+47 992 04 625

The municipality’s oldest building, constructed in 1885. After WWII it was...

The municipality’s oldest building, constructed in 1885. After WWII it was home for the population while the remaining buildings were reconstructed.

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Survivor from a razed town

A wooden built church which survived the destruction of WW2. Small but worth a visit. Appeared closed but the door was unlocked when we tried it.

Reviewed 12 May 2016
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Marlow, United Kingdom
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198 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very attractive, fairly typical, Norwegian church... we drove up to see it and there was adequate parking for a motorhome... disappointed that it was not open... made a lovely photo though!

Thank cnb134
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

A wooden built church which survived the destruction of WW2. Small but worth a visit. Appeared closed but the door was unlocked when we tried it.

Thank bashfop
Helsinki, Finland
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93 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

I really don't want to be mean, but why is this considered a attraction? It is an ordinary church, i failed to see anything special. The buildings around are indeed uglier :)

Thank Relu B
Coventry, United Kingdom
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792 reviews
542 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 323 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Beautiful architecture ,interesting interesting history ,which the volunteers are happy to tell you .It had been snowing so it was very atmospheric .

Thank Mary38677
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Nice looking church that should have been part of our trip to North Cape, but sadly it wasn't open. The guide said there'd been some dispute between the volunteers, so no-one would open it up now. A shame.

Thank Soozee
Pompano Beach, Florida
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2015

This 300+ year old church has a great history. During WW II, the German army burned down the entire town so that the allies would not be able to inhabit the location. Many of the soldiers were German Lutherans and did not feel right burning the church, so they spared it. It is located on the highest point of the... More 

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Mold, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2015

Easy to find and worth a look inside for a feel of a typical fishing town's church and it is free.The only surviving building not burned down during the war.

Thank KMN04
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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354 reviews
276 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2015

This wood frame church sits high above the harbor of Honningsvag. The town was destroyed in WWII but the church survived. The church was built in 1885 and seats about 200. The church is open all day and visitors are welcome. The church is well-kept inside and out and is modestly decorated. The church has an on-going restoration program and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

This is the main church in the picturesque town of Honningsvag. The views are spectacular as it is on raised ground. It is open for visitors throughout the day.

Thank mackiandrade
Palm Bay, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015

This quaint little white church was built in 1885 and somehow survived the WW2 bombings. It's very well maintained both inside and outside.

Thank Ronald G

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