The Borgund Stave Church was built around the year 1200, and used until 1868 when its functions moved to a newly constructed church nearby.
The stave church construction style is interesting in that the walls are built of vertical timbers rammed into the ground or gravel, or resting on a sill.
All medieval stave churches still standing are here in Norway, except for one from the 1500s in Sweden and a Norwegian one that was moved to Poland in 1842.
It’s pretty easy to see the Viking’s shipbuilding heritage from the construction here, and very impressive to see up close.
We’re not sure how this landmark made it on our Google Map, but we’re glad that we made the time for a quick detour!

Borgund Stave Church

Borgund Stave Church
This is a pretty impressive building when you think about the technology the builders had to work with.


Redhead Stepchild

Redhead Stepchild next to the The Borgund Stave Church was built around the year 1200, and used until 1868 when its functions moved to a newly constructed church nearby.
The redheaded stepchild next door…


Like a Battleship

The The Borgund Stave Church was built around the year 1200, and used until 1868 when its functions moved to a newly constructed church nearby. is Like a Battleship
Low and squat like a battleship


Shipbuilders

Shipbuilders built the The Borgund Stave Church was built around the year 1200, and used until 1868 when its functions moved to a newly constructed church nearby.
You can tell that these craftsmen started as shipbuilders.



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