Elmelunde Church is most likely the oldest stone church in the island of Møn, perhaps built in the 11th century AD. The Elmelunde Master is the name given to the nameless 16th-century artist who painted the frescoes in the churches of Elmelunde, Fanefjord and Keldby in the island of Møn in south-eastern Denmark. His beautiful fresco paintings in the church... 更多
One of the three churches in the area famous for late mediaeval frescoes. Accessible by public bus or by car, also on the Camøno hiking path for walkers. Free admission, donations appreciated. Incidentally very good and clean public lavatories at the parking lot.
Do yourself the favour and stop the car and take 15-20 minutes to admire the frescoes in this 12th century church. That is what we did and we truly enjoyed it. They are up there with some of the best we have seen in Italy's or France's Medieval churches, the clean lines of Danish churches are great and the fact... 更多
The church itself is very much like many other Danish churches, but once you get inside you'll notice the difference. The walls and ceilings are covered with newly restored paintings from the 14th century by the famous Elmelunde-Mesteren. A kind of Christian grafitti.
The church looks very normal from outside, just like any other Danish church, but in the inside one can find amazing fresco decorations. One can read biblical stories told in a very particular primitive style and beautiful colours. It reminds of contemporary comics. Really good restoration job by the National Museum.
If I were a history buff or interested in ancient architecture, I would give this more stars. It certainly was interesting to notice the drawings on the ceilings depicting major events in the bible. There were information sheets at the entry that explain what you are seeing so be sure to pick one up as you enter. Next to the... 更多
Don't miss this lovely church with its new organ. The frescoes are wonderfully naive and unusual. Entrance is free tho they would be grateful for contributions to the new organ
Elmelunde Kirke is on the main road between Stege and the cliffs at Moens Klint. The Elmelunds Kirke bus stop... 更多