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Broager Church

Broager Church in South Jutland has a Romanesque nave and choir. The broad west tower has two tall spires and may have been built as early as the Romanesque period. The chapel and vestry are Gothic-style and the whole church is built of bricks. The churchyard has the tallest wooden bell tower in Denmark, which dates back to 1650. The church itself is decorated with lovely murals from various periods. The late-Gothic murals in the eastern vault of the nave and north chapel are the most eye-catching. The chapel's paintings depict the legend of St George killing the dragon, and his martyrdom. These pictures, together with the late medieval carved wooden figure of the dragon slayer, which is as tall as a man, formed the setting for the chapel's Saint George cult.

     

Broager Kirke er en kirke i Broager Sogn, der ligger i Sønderborg Kommune.

 

Kirkens tvillingetårne hævdes at have haft betydning under preussernes bombardement af Dybbøl-stillingen i foråret 1864. Man posterede en udkigspost på en gangbro mellem spirene, hvorfra soldaten kunne se granatnedslagene i forhold til Dybbøl Mølle, og derefter korrigere kanonernes sigte herefter.

 

På kirkegården findes krigergrave fra Treårskrigen 1848-51, samt rækker af danske og tyske soldatergrave fra krigen i 1864.

da.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broager_Kirke

  

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Taken on August 12, 2012