Gothenburg's Historical Churches Tour (Self Guided), Gothenburg

Churches are an important part of Gothenburg’s cityscape and history. They rise proudly above the city and its outskirts. Besides playing a major role in Gothenburg's spiritual life, they also have a great deal of architectural significance. Take this walking tour to admire some of Gothenburg’s most grandiose churches.
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Gothenburg's Historical Churches Tour Map

Guide Name: Gothenburg's Historical Churches Tour
Guide Location: Sweden » Gothenburg (See other walking tours in Gothenburg)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 Km or 1.4 Miles
Author: stacey
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Tyska Kyrkan (Tyska Church)
  • Gothenburg Cathedral
  • St. Andrew's Church
  • Haga Church
  • Lutherska Missionskyrkan
  • Vasakyrkan
Tyska Kyrkan (Tyska Church)

1) Tyska Kyrkan (Tyska Church)

Tyska Church, or Christina Church, is located in the heart of Gothenburg. It is named in honor of King Gustav II Adolf's daughter, Christina. Built from yellow brick, this church has a tower on its west side, designed by Carl Fredrik Stockholm Adelcrantz, and a chancel to the east. The church also boasts impressive bells, cast in 1691.
Gothenburg Cathedral

2) Gothenburg Cathedral

The Gothenburg Cathedral is the seat of the bishop in the Church of Sweden diocese of Gothenburg.

It was part of the established Church of Sweden and had been at first named "Gustavi church" after Gustavus Adolphus. It was also known as Svenska kyrkan (the "Swedish church"), to distinguish it from Gothenburg's German - and Dutch-language Christinenkirche, known familiarly as Tyska kyrkan (the "German church"). By the change from the superintendentcy title to a bishopric and the establishment of a cathedral chapter in 1665 it was elevated to the status of cathedral.

The cathedral as we know it today was designed by architect Carl Wilhelm Carlberg. Carlberg died on 14 April 1814 and construction was completed followed by his disciple. The cathedral is built classical style. It is 59.4 meters long and 38 meters wide - including the new transept, which did not previously exist, while cattle and nave has the width of 22.86 meters. Furthermore, the nave interior height 14.25 metres and 52.85 meters in the tower's height. A clear example of classical style cathedral is the big head Portal one in the West. It is framed by four Doric columns (ancient Greek columns), which receives a pediment party. They were carved in Gothenburg by Scottish sand by Aberdeen.
Sight description based on wikipedia
St. Andrew's Church

3) St. Andrew's Church

St. Andrew's Church was established in 1859 and is part of the Diocese in Europe. It was designed by Major Adolf Wilhelm Edelsvärd and funded with contributions of its members at home and from England. This Neo-Gothic church is 24 meters long and 10.5 meters wide.
Haga Church

4) Haga Church

The Haga Church was built between 1856 and 1859. The church and the pulpit were designed by architect Adolf W. Edelsvärd. Its first organ was installed in 1861 by the Danish firm Marcussen & Søn and was rebuilt to a pneumatic action in 1911. Between 1945 and 1951 it was replaced with an electric model by the Magnusson organ building firm. It was restored close to the original condition between 2002 and 2004 by Åkerman & Lund. A meantone organ by John Brombaugh was installed in the north balcony in 1992.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Lutherska Missionskyrkan

5) Lutherska Missionskyrkan

Lutherska Missionskyrkan, Gothenburg’s oldest church, is located in an apartment building. Its 50-person choir is well-known throughout the country. The members of the church cordially welcome visitors to their sermons.

6) Vasakyrkan

Vasakyrkan, established in 1909, is a beautiful church located in the center of the city, in the area of Vasastaden, between Hvitfeldtska and Vasaparken. It is constructed out of granite from Bohuslän. The church saw major renovations between 1999 and 2000.

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