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St. Nicholas Church (Sct. Nicolai Kirke) description and photos - Denmark: Vejle. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Sct. Nicolai Kirke.
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The most important historical landmark Vejle is famous for is the Lutheran Church of St. Nicholas. This is one of the oldest structures in Denmark. The church dates back to the 13th century. It was originally built in the Romanesque style in honor of Saint Nicholas, the patron saint of merchants and sailors.
In the 15th century, the church was reconstructed in the Gothic style with two transepts and a tower. On the north side of the temple, in a transept, in a glazed sarcophagus, there is a woman's mummy, which has survived to this day. This mummy was discovered in 1835 in a swamp, archaeologists dated it 450 BC.
The church was built of red brick, on the north side of the transept, the church has distinctive features - these are 23 spherical recesses about 15 centimeters in diameter ... There are the skulls of 23 robbers who were once caught in a nearby forest and executed. The church also houses a sculpture of the Danish priest and historiographer Anders Serensen Wedel.
The church was significantly damaged during the Thirty Years War (1618-1648) by Wallenstein's army. Since then, the church has undergone extensive restorations in 1744, the 19th century and in the 60s of the 20th century.
Nowadays, the church is an excellent city museum in Vejle, which is visited with pleasure by a huge number of tourists from all over the world.
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