Vang stave church

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Recommended for children from the following age groups:
  • 3-7
  • 7-12
  • 12-16

The Wang Temple, or the Mountain Church of Our Saviour is a Lutheran parish church in Karpacz, located on the road on to Śnieżka mountain.

Because the church is located quite high (in the immediate vicinity of the entrance to the Giant Mountains National Park), leave the car in the car park (parking fee - 8 PLN per 2 hours), from where about a 10-minute hike to the top still awaits us.

Children, especially the older ones, are definitely interested to know that the entire structure of the church was made without the use of nails, but only with the help of wooden carpentry joints. It was built from pine logs in the town of Vang in southern Norway at the turn of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, was transferred then to its current location in 1842. It was created as one of a thousand Norwegian stave (pole) churches - stavkirke. It is considered to be the oldest wooden church in Poland. Next to it  a high stone bell tower was built, that protects the wooden church from the wind from the Śnieżka mountain.

It is also worth to go inside because the interior of the church is decorated with original ornaments and sculptures. Children like the stained glass windows and church cloisters the most, which can be used to walk around the whole temple.

Vang stave church

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ul. Na Śnieżkę 8, 58-540 Karpacz, Polska

Opening days and hours:

Visiting the church from 9.00 to 18.00 - (15.04 - 31.10) from 9.00 to 17.00 - (1.11 - 14.04) on Sundays and public holidays in the church at 10.00 worship is celebrated. Visiting the church is then possible after 11.30.

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Other fees:

Camera, Filming - 5 PLN
Admission only to the church square - 1 PLN


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Updated on

Thursday, 21 January 2016

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