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Sand Church (Den Tilsandede Kirke)

Gammel Landevej 63, 9990 Skagen, Danimarca, Denmark
+45 72 54 30 00
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Quaint church tower is all that's left of a sand-buried church...

Not an easy walk if you have trouble walking on uneven ground but it's worth a walk (if you can... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Singapore, Singapore
Church in dunes.

Okay for a short visit and the hike to the church. Enjoyed our picnic at the tables in the car... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Christchurch, New Zealand
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“nice walk” (3 reviews)
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Gammel Landevej 63, 9990 Skagen, Danimarca, Denmark
+45 72 54 30 00
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not an easy walk if you have trouble walking on uneven ground but it's worth a walk (if you can manage) to see what's left of a church buried by migrating sand. It's the only 'attraction' there and unless you enjoy a walk in the...More

Thank limyvonne256
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Okay for a short visit and the hike to the church. Enjoyed our picnic at the tables in the car park.

Thank NZfour
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fun walk to a fascinating historical church buried by a sand dune. From the edge of town it is about a 1/2 hr. walk. Only the steeple is visible, the main sanctuary was demolished once the villagers realized they could not save...More

Thank TimWFree
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a stop on a group tour. The path into the church from the parking lot was filled with puddles and was not always easy to walk. The church was buried in sand and part of the tower is still below grade. Behind the...More

Thank Cruise281
Reviewed 2 September 2017

On a short stay in Skagen - and together with 30 fellow passengers from our Cruise Ship the Azamara Journey - we visited the sand buried (or partially buried) Church which is a short (10 minute) drive from the main town. It also takes about...More

Thank stevebG6121BX
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Amazing to see a church which was buried in sand and abandoned. Nice short hike out to church and fun to climb the stairs to nice views of area from the top. Great place for photos.

Thank Craig-World-Travelle
Reviewed 18 August 2017

A church which has been buried in sand is not common! The tower still stands but the rest of the church is gone. If you go here, remember to go behind the tower where you will find markings from where the rest of the church...More

Thank Therese C
Reviewed 6 August 2017

This is a church that has been covered by shifting sand dunes, only the tower is now visible. It is interesting but not something that I would rush back to see. There is very little to be in all honesty other than the tower, which...More

Thank Alistair T
Reviewed 19 July 2017

The Sand Church is located a little outside Skagen and you have to walk for about 500 m along a path from the parking lot to get to the church. The name is a little misleading if you are expecting a church covered in sand,...More

1  Thank glamourprincess
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

We went for the 2,4 km walk route around the Church and the flag Hill. The walk and nature around was nice and even on a windy day you can do this, as the trees will provide you with shelter. The Church isn't surrounded by...More

Thank Ulrick M
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