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In Rømø Tønder there are many beautiful and unique churches, each of which has a story and stories to tell.
The church is open Monday - Friday during normal business hours or by appointment for inspection and personal service.
December, January and February the church is open by appointment
The church in Bredebro is located on the bypass road around the bridge and stands beautifully on an elevation above the broad river.
Inside the church you will find beautiful paintings from the 17th century and a large beautiful church ship.
Before the Reformation, the church image in Tønder was a different, somewhat more varied image than what we know today. In addition to the churches Sct. Laurentius and Sct. Nicolai (the predecessor of the Church of Christ), the ecclesiastical image was dominated by the "Gråbrødreklostret" and the "Abbey Church". The city also had one or two chapels immediately outside the city limits. However, these churches we know very little about except one, Sct. Nicolai, who survived the Reformation. Its foundations date from various sources to dating back to about 1350. The Nicolaic church was demolished in 1591 due to a bust, however the tower and the west end were preserved, to which the new church building, Christ Church - was added. In 1593, the parish priest Andreas Thomæus hung a chalkboard in the new church with a Latin inscription that reads: “Here, in the place of the former narrow and dilapidated church, began in the year 1591 of Christ, the day before May 1, to build the new (church) up to the old tower, and partly by the favor and generosity of the venerable and renowned prince, Mr Johan Adolf, Archbishop of Bremen, Bishop of Lübeck, heir to Norway, Duke of Schleswig, Holstein, Stormarn and Ditmarsken, Count of Oldenborg and Delmenhorst, and partly by the grants and works of this city, it was solemnly consecrated on July 25, 1592 and October 4, to Christ our Savior and to holy use. " To this is added: "In September, 1686, the top of the tower, by the lightning of the wrath of God, was crashed to the height of eight cubits, but by the grace of Sami was happily restored the following month."
The church is always open to tourists during regular business hours.
Rømø Church was originally built in the 13th century, but was greatly expanded in the 1600s to the 1700s as prosperity on the island grew.
The church is naturally inaugurated to the seamen's patron saint Sct. Clemens, and it houses several beautiful church vessels (model ships) donated by commanders, shipowners and sailors.
In the last century, the right to place its name on certain, vaunted seats in the church benches was sold. The annual fee from here was used to maintain the church. Therefore, many of the church chairs still show the names of some of the island's former churchgoers (including deceased shipowner AP Møller's grandparents).
The monastery was founded in 1173 by Cistercian monks at Brede Å. Throughout the Middle Ages, the town of Løgumkloster grew up in the shelter of Monastery and Church. The monastery was closed down in 1548.
The site of the monastery was well-chosen. A location where there are many streams and large forests. Here the monks could work with agriculture, fishing and milling. In the monastery garden, the monks had begun to plant medicinal herbs, parsley rhubarb and carrots. They named the place Locus Dei, the place of God.
Løgumkloster Church was built in the period 1225-1325. Of the original 4 wings of the monastery, only the east wing (Chapter Hall and Dormitorium) and the north wing (church) remain today.
Løgumkloster Church is considered - together with Sorø Monastery Church - to be among the most beautiful and significant church buildings from the Middle Ages of Denmark.
At Løgumkloster church there is free access for all tourists during business hours.
During ecclesiastical acts, there is no access for tourists!
Burials / funerals
There is weekly worship service on Sunday at. 10am, German worship on the first Sunday of the month at. 2 pm and dinner on all weekdays at. 5.30pm, Wednesday with altercation.
Opening hours in church and monastery:
Monday - Saturday: 7 p.m. 10 am - 5.30 pm
Sunday at 12 - 17
Dinner every weekday at. 17.30. Wednesdays with alterations.
Closed during ecclesiastical acts!
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