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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 4 weeks ago
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Well loved by visitors and locals

The tranquil atmosphere of this simple wooden church, is thought provoking; remembering what... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2017
Gillian S
Newport, United Kingdom
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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.
Kirkegata, 9750, Norway
+47 992 04 625
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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

Thank Bob M
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.

Thank 622eagle
Reviewed 16 June 2018

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

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

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 .

Thank pinn
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!

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.

Thank bashfop
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
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