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  Kloster Church, Eskilstuna
by sim1

This is the main church in Eskilstuna and it is hard to miss seeing it when you visit this town. It is on the other side of the Eskilstunaån river from the downtown area. The church is surprisingly new, it was built from 1925 to 1929. I have to admit I always thought it was much older than that.
They were able to build this church because of the foundation of Widow Jeanette Zetterberg from 1867. She was richest woman ever in Eskilstuna and donated a lot for charity, for example money for a new hospital.

Her donation at 1867 of 50.000 riksdaler had grown to 600.000 kronor at the time of the building of the church. The church was designed by architect Otar Hökerberg and build from 1925 to 1929.

The church is called Kloster church as in the same area was the Johanniter (order of St.John) monastery (=kloster in swedish) was situated. The order of the Johanniter had a great influence on the life in Eskilstuna from 12th to the end of the 16th century.

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  • Updated Oct 12, 2005
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