Øster Kippinge

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Øster Kippinge
Village
Kippinge Church, Falster
Kippinge Church, Falster
Øster Kippinge is located in Falster
Øster Kippinge
Øster Kippinge
Location on Falster
Coordinates: 54°53′52″N 11°47′57″E / 54.89778°N 11.79917°E / 54.89778; 11.79917Coordinates: 54°53′52″N 11°47′57″E / 54.89778°N 11.79917°E / 54.89778; 11.79917
Country Denmark
Region Zealand (Sjælland)
Municipality Guldborgsund
Population (2014)
 • Total 247
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Øster Kippinge is a village 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) west of Nørre Alslev on the Danish island of Falster. As of 2014, it has a population of 247.[1]

History[edit]

The spring near Kippinge Church to the northwest of the village has attracted pilgrims for centuries, possibly even before the church was built in the Middle Ages. Known as Sankt Søren's spring, it is probably the second most famous in Denmark. Pilgrims continued to visit Kipplinge, not just for the spring but above all for "the Holy Sacrament", a few drops of the blood of Jesus which the historian Arild Huitfeldt ascribes to a miracle in the church in 1492.[2] Among those who visited Kipplinge were King Olaf in the late 14th century and Christian II in the beginning of the 16th century, who was always short of funds. During the wars with Sweden, he borrowed money from Kipplinge Church or several occasions thanks to the substantial gifts left by pilgrims.[3][4]

The village today[edit]

The village is largely a residential community but it also has a small firm which manufactures steel stacks and ventilation chimneys.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BEF44: Population 1st January, by urban areas: database from Statistics Denmark
  2. ^ "Sct. Sørens kilde eller Kippinge kilde, Kippinge", Lokalhistoriske Arkiver i Sydøstdanmark. (Danish) Retrieved 19 November 2012.
  3. ^ "Kildens vand og Kristi blod" in Heidi Pfeffer & Ove H. Nielsen, Lolland-Falster: historier i Landskabet, 2012, Lolland-Falsters Historiske Samfund, pages 70–71.
  4. ^ Kirsten Weber-Andersen, Otto Norn, Aage Roussell, Gertrud Købke Knudsen, "Kippinge Kirke", Danmarks kirker: Maribo amt, Volume 8, 1951, Nationalmuseet, page 1216. (Danish) Retrieved 14 November 2012.
  5. ^ "Øster Kippinge Stålindustri". Retrieved 19 November 2012.