St. Peter's Church (St. Petri Kirke), Copenhagen

St. Peter's Church (St. Petri Kirke), Copenhagen

Holding the distinction of being central Copenhagen's oldest church, Sankt Petri suffered from city fires and the British bombardment of 1807. Probably founded in the 12th century, it first burnt down in the second half of the 14th century and was again rebuilt after suffering extensive damage in the Copenhagen Fire of 1728. Its current impressive copper clad spire was added in the middle of the 18th century.

Internally the church is largely painted white with a vaulted ceiling. There are some lovely chandeliers while the slightly elevated main altar has a lovely painting with two gold columns on either side and topped with a tympanum that has a sort of gold halo emanating from it. The grave chapels housing impressive memorials to important Germans from the 18th and early 19th centuries are interesting to visit, but only on guided tours. The cemetery outside is a delightful quiet oasis.

Services are in German.

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Sight Name: St. Peter's Church (St. Petri Kirke)
Sight Location: Copenhagen, Denmark (See walking tours in Copenhagen)
Sight Type: Religious
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