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Churches

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Most of the churches on Langeland were built in the middle ages.

There are in all 20 Danish National Evangelical Lutheran churches under the deanery of Langeland and Strynø, with 19 on Langeland and 1 on Strynø, fifteen of which were built in the Middle Ages and five in more recent times. This large number of churches, however, bears witness to a profitable past of rich cultivated land and an abundance of fish.

For several hundred years most of the churches were under the authority of the Tranekær Castle and estate, whose influence can still be seen today in the architecture an contents of many of the churches.

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Bagenkop Church
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Bagenkop Church

Langeland’s most recent and smallest church was built in 1920.

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Bøstrup Church
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Bøstrup Church

Bøstrup Church was originally built in the 13th Century and has a very beautiful exterior.

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Fodslette Church
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Fodslette Church

Fodslette Church is the center of Langelands smallest parish.

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Fuglsbølle Church
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Fuglsbølle Church

The church lies on a low hill in the village of Fuglsbølle. It is one of the few churches on Langeland without a tower.

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Hou Church
Photo: Hans Henrik Merrild

Hou Church

Langelands most northernly church was designated as a separate parish in 1896.

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Humble Church
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Humble Church

Humble Church, with its striking hilltop location, can boast of having the oldest church bells on Langeland which date back to 1430.

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Kædeby Church
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Kædeby Church

Beautiful glass mosaic in the apse.

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Lindelse Church
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Lindelse Church

Lindelse has the longest church on Langeland. The beautiful old rectory also stands just to the south of the church.

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Longelse Church
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Longelse Church

Longelse Church sits on top of a low hill between Rudkøbing and Spodsbjerg, with a beautiful view over the Langelands Belt and, on a clear day, Lolland.

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Magleby Church
Photo: Gitte Rahbek

Magleby Church

Up on a low hill top, with a fine view of the reclaimed farmland of Magleby Nor, stands Magleby Church with its tall octagonal spire.

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Ristinge Church
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Ristinge Church

Altarpiece painted by Johannes Kragh

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Rudkøbing Church
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Rudkøbing Church

Between the streets of Smedegade and Brogade stands Rudkøbing Church. The main body of the church consists of a handsome, well preserved nave and chancel from the late Romanesque period.  

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St. Bendts Chapel
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St. Bendts Chapel

Rudkøbings Catholic Church was consecrated in 1925, and is named after Saint Benedict of Nursia.

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Simmerbølle Church
Photo: Gitte Rahbek

Simmerbølle Church

In Simmerbølle, the church with its frescos that include an unusual version of Denmarks coat of arms is well worth a visit.

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Skrøbelev Church
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Skrøbelev Church

4 km east of Rudkøbing stands Skrøbelev church, which is decorated with a number of beautiful carved bas-relief blocks.

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Snøde Church
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Snøde Church

The church at Snøde has the highest placement of any church on Langeland, as it is built on top of one of islands many hat hills

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Stoense Church
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Stoense Church

In Stoense, up in the north of Langeland, stands this fine church, which started out as an annex to Snøde Church. The church is open durning the sextons working hours.

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Strynø Church
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Strynø Church

Surrounded by idyllic, picturesque cottages, Strynø church stands at the heart of the island in the northern part of Strynø town.

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Tranekær Church
Photo: Kim Hansen, Tullebølle

Tranekær Church

Tranekær Church stands at the south western entrance to the village of Tranekær. It was originally built in1450 in gothic style.

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Tryggelev Church
Photo: Gitte Rahbek

Tryggelev Church

This church was stands on a low hill, and is adjacent to a beautiful church barn built from large field stones.

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Tullebølle Church
Photo: Gitte Rahbek

Tullebølle Church

If you drive along the main road through Tullebølle, you cannot avoid passing Tullebølle Kirke which stands overlooking the village.

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