Hopperstad Stave Church

Hopperstad Stave Church
Hopperstad stave church, built 1130, is among the oldest of all the 28 remaining stave churches in Norway. Technology from the building of Viking ships was used in the advanced 100% wooden constructions. All vital parts are original, close to 900 years old. Hopperstad is the only stave church where the original narrow chancel opening is preserved.

Another highlight is the baldachin from approx. 1300 with its beautiful paintings. After its restoration in the 1880s, the church stands today more or less as it did in the Middle Ages, with its unique woodcarving, tarred roof and dark interior.

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