Magleby Church

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Magleby Church

Magleby Church is located in the village of Magleby in the east of Møn, an island in south-eastern Denmark.

The inside circle in the church


The church was originally built in the Romanesque style in the second half of the 13th century. The rounded tops of bricked-in windows from this period can still be seen on either side of the nave. In the 15th and 16th centuries, the church was converted to the Gothic style with cross vaults, Gothic windows and a number of additions and extensions. The tower which dates back to the older parts of the church originally had a twin top but was later covered with a roof.

Stutthof stone in Magleby churchyard

Today's church[edit]

The Renaissance altar piece is from 1598. The pulpit is oak from 1859.


Graves of Stutthof inmates[edit]

In the churchyard, the graves of Russian and Polish prisoners from the Stutthof concentration camp can be seen. They died in May 1945 shortly after arriving in Denmark on an old river barge with 351 others who survived the ordeal.

Notable people[edit]

Notable people buried in the churchyard include:

  • Carl Christian Brønnum Scavenius (1015-1987), landowner and chamberlain
  • Christine Bierlich (1067-2007), actress


  • Henning Dehn-Nielsen: Kirker og Klostre i Danmark, in Danish, Sesam, ISBN 87-11-13937-4

Coordinates: 54°59′03″N 12°29′03″E / 54.9843°N 12.4843°E / 54.9843; 12.4843