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Miracle WWII church

On a lovely day whilst our Hurtigruten Coastal Ferry was docked at Honningsvag, a delightful little... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2018
KernowTravellers10
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Cornwall, United Kingdom
The only building to survive WWII

We did not go inside, but were fascinated by the story of how the retreating Nazis burned down the... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2018
MylaBailey
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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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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Kirkegata, Honningsvag 9750, Norway
+47 992 04 625
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Reviewed 16 October 2018

On a lovely day whilst our Hurtigruten Coastal Ferry was docked at Honningsvag, a delightful little port, we walked up to this fine little wooden church and were delighted to find it was open. The only building that survived the bombing during WW2, it deserved...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank KernowTravellers10
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Sadly, this pristine little church has a sad history. It was miraculously one of the only structures to withstand the destruction of war. It is elegantly simple, and an inspiration.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 26 August 2018

We did not go inside, but were fascinated by the story of how the retreating Nazis burned down the entire town of Honningsvag, and only this church was left standing.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MylaBailey
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

This beautiful white wooden church was the only building left standing as the occupying forces retreated out of Norway in WW2. It became home to the local men who managed to return. It was their dormitory, laundry and bakery yet today you’d never know. It...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 15 July 2018

The outside of the church was being painted at the time of my visit. It is a very small church and not too elaborate inside. It is noteworthy because it survived the German occupation during WWII.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 16 June 2018

The interior of this church is quite striking. Check beforehand to make certain to arrive in time the concert.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Linda C
Reviewed 24 July 2017

The tranquil atmosphere of this simple wooden church, is thought provoking; remembering what happened in there during the Second World War. It is now a well loved church in the centre of the community. The happy children playing in the adjacent school gives hope after...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Gillian S
Reviewed 5 July 2017

It is the history of survival that makes this small church special. Also there is a lovely cemetery adjacent .

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 21 May 2017 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!

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank cnb134
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.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank bashfop
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