When a lot of us think about Denmark we think of Copenhagen, rough seas, amazing coastlines, lush green land and occasionally vikings!
Although here at Marry Abroad Simply we specialise in arranging town hall weddings for our International Couples, there are some areas where ceremonies can be arranged not only in town halls..... but also in some of beautiful surroundings of the amazing Danish towns, cities and islands.
Stevns Kommune is 45 minutes from Copenhagen Airport and is a stunning addition to the Zealand Region.
The are many beautiful treasures to see in this part of Zealand, one of them being the 'Old Church' in Hojerup. This is a UNESCO Heritage site the old church "Hojerup" is open for visitors and is a joy to simply go and take in the views of the seas below.
It is a partially collapsed church over the cliffs that fell in 1928. Taken from the Destination South Coast of Denmark site
The church was built by a boater in distress who promised to build a chapel if he was saved.
The church is located on the 30 m. high cliff. It was consecrated in 1357 , but the sea undermined the cliff, and in 1928 overthrew the choir in the sea. The rest of the church is now secured by underpinning.
Since the church was built around 1250 the edge of the cliff had approached ruthlessly. According to local legend the church moved every Christmas night a tiny step towards the country, but it was not enough to save it. The last service was held in 1910. You can stand inside the church and look out over the sea through a door.
In the 1600s the cliff started to chip away at the cemetery with the macabre result coffins and skeletons started sticking out of the cliff. In 1910 they gave up to use the church, it would take another 18 years before fate caught up to the building.
On 16 March 1928 at five o'clock in the morning there was a cliff collapses at Hoejerup. It's happened before and since, but this cliff collaps was special because it took the chorus from Højerup old. Church into the fall.
The partially ruined church quickly became a major attraction. In the course of three days visited around 40,000 people Hoejerup. They were fascinated by the unusual sight of a torn church and what was left of the choir, altar, coffins and skeletons on the beach. Quite soon after the crash, it was decided to reinforce the church against further slides. Today the towering church stands proudly at the extreme edge of the cliff, and it vanished choir has been replaced by an observation deck that provides a great view of the cliff and sea.
The church was built in Romanesque style in the year 1250.
Now you can marry in this church and what a memorable venue for your ceremony. The pictures below better explain the beauty of this more that I can in any words...
If this is something that you are interested in then please let us know and we will be happy to help to arrange this amazing location for your most perfect day! This is a speciality wedding so there is an additional price over the €745 simply everything wedding, and you will need your own witnesses.
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