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Trøndelag Innherred Steinkjer

Mære church

  • Mæresvegen 214, Steinkjer
  • +47 74401716
  •  /  km From You
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Mære Church is a granite church in Romanesque-Norman style from the early Middle Ages (1100) seating 250, and is located on a pre-Christian cult place as described in the sagas. Mære Church was erected on the same site where the old god temple stood. Many dramatic events connected to the temple occurred in the conflict between old and new beliefs. St. Olav demanded that a church was built over the temple. The current Mære Church, from the 12th century, is one of the many stone churches that were built in the years after Olav fell at Stiklestad.

The church has undergone several changes over the years. Today's appearance is from the 17th century, while the last extensive restoration took place in the period 1966-1969. Mære Church has a lot of valuable inventory: A 13th century Christ crucifix and several chairs from the 15th century, while the altarpiece and the pulpit is from the mid 17th century.

Open church Summer 2017
Dates and times to be confirmed


  • Last Updated:
  • Source: Innherred Reiseliv

General

Accessibility
  • Adapted for disabled
Effort level
  • Easy
  • Medium
Landscape
  • Coastal area
  • Forest area
  • Mountain area
Season
  • All year
  • Autumn
  • Spring
  • Summer

Outdoor Activities

Activities
  • Canoeing
  • Forest hiking
  • Guided trips
  • Hiking
  • Historical walk
  • Hunting and fishing
  • Nature trail
  • River fishing
  • Sea fishing
Biking
  • Bike rental
  • Bike route/tour
  • Biking
Canoeing & kayaking
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
Cross-country skiing
  • Marked cross-country ski trails
Fishing
  • Fishing license required
  • Freshwater fishing
  • Ice fishing
  • River fishing
Hiking
  • Daytrips (5-11 hours)
  • Multi-day (one or more days)
  • Short hikes (1-4 hours)
Green Travel
The Mære church has obtained certification for their environmental efforts by:
Environmental certification of private and public enterprises, also tourism.
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Steinkjer, Norway
The latitude and longitude
63° 56' 2" N / 11° 23' 41" E
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