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"Heddal Stave Church" Notodden Things to Do Tip by evaanna

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  Heddal Stave Church, Notodden, Norway
by evaanna

Heddal Stavkyrkje is the largest stave church in Norway. When exactly it was built is not known but certainly after 1196. There is an interesting legend connected with its construction that you will find in my general tips. On one of the church walls there are Runes saying that the church was consecrated and dedicated to the Holy Virgin Mary in 1242. Repaired and restored a number of times over the centuries, in the years 1952 - 54 it was restored with the purpose of bringing it back to its original state. One of the most interesting elements of its equipment is a beautiful wooden carved chair dating back to 1200.
Heddal Stave Church was Roman Catholic until 1537, since then it has been Lutheran.

Opening hours:
June 20th - August 20th - 9 am - 7 pm
May 20th -June 19th & August 21st - Sept.10th
- 10 am - 5 pm
There are regular services on Sundays at 11 am.
Admission: adults - NOK 35, children under 16 accompanied by adults - free
Tickets can be bought in the cafe in the Red Barn opposite the church.
No photography inside.

Address: Heddal Stavkyrkje, Notodden, Telemark
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Phone: (0047) 35 02 04 00

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 28, 2005
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