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.
Bøstrup Church was originally built in the 13th Century and has a very beautiful exterior.
The church lies on a low hill in the village of Fuglsbølle. It is one of the few churches on Langeland without a tower.
Humble Church, with its striking hilltop location, can boast of having the oldest church bells on Langeland which date back to 1430.
Lindelse has the longest church on Langeland. The beautiful old rectory also stands just to the south of the 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.
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.
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.
St. Bendts Chapel
Rudkøbing’s Catholic Church was consecrated in 1925, and is named after Saint Benedict of Nursia.
In Simmerbølle, the church with its frescos that include an unusual version of Denmark’s coat of arms is well worth a visit.
4 km east of Rudkøbing stands Skrøbelev church, which is decorated with a number of beautiful carved bas-relief blocks.
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
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.
Surrounded by idyllic, picturesque cottages, Strynø church stands at the heart of the island in the northern part of Strynø town.
Tranekær Church stands at the south western entrance to the village of Tranekær. It was originally built in1450 in gothic style.
This church stands on a low hill, and is adjacent to a beautiful church barn built from large field stones.
If you drive along the main road through Tullebølle, you cannot avoid passing Tullebølle Kirke which stands overlooking the village.