Heddal Stave Church, Notodden

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Heddal Stave Church (Bokmål Heddal stavkirke, Nynorsk Heddal stavkyrkje) is a stave church located at Heddal in Notodden municipality, Norway.
The church is a triple nave stave church and is Norway's largest stave church. It was constructed at the beginning of the 13th century. After the reformation, the church was in a very poor condition, and a restoration took place during 1849–1851. However, because the restorers lacked the necessary knowledge and skills, yet another restoration was necessary in the 1950s. The interior is marked by the period after the Lutheran Reformation in 1536–1537 and is for a great part a result of the restoration that took place in the 1950s.
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  • This is the largest remaining Stave Church In Norway. You pay at the center near the church. Guided tours are offered every hour. Plenty of free parking. There was a small exhibit in the center near.....  more
    This is the largest remaining Stave Church In Norway. You pay at the center near the church. Guided tours are offered every hour. Plenty of free parking. There was a small exhibit in the center near.....  more »
  • A great big wooden church! The carving inside are pretty good. Competent young lady gave a good talk about the buildings history. Worth the visit in and outside. All cafe nearby with nice cakes! 
    A great big wooden church! The carving inside are pretty good. Competent young lady gave a good talk about the buildings history. Worth the visit in and outside. All cafe nearby with nice cakes!  more »
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  • A stunning church with beautiful surroundings. We did not visit the inside but we thoroughly enjoyed this place full of history. I would definitely recommend it for a quick stop or even a longer one.
  • We were lucky that when we arrived, there was a Viking show. It was really fun, especially for kids. It is amazing that the wood still smell good after 800 years.

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