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Fredriksvern Church, Larvik

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  • A very picturesque church from the 18th century. The walls are red and yellow. Above the entrance is the coat of arms of Fredrik 5. There is also a cemetery behind the church.
  • Nice old church.
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  • Fredriksvern Church (Stavern Church) from 1756 is the first garrison church in Norway, and with its yellow and red walls in Rococo style is a worthy representative of the country's church buildings from this period. Fredriksvern Verft was built in 1750, and the church was then built as a garrison church and consecrated six years later. The church is built in rococo style from Dutch brick, and has a dark blue exterior, glazed roof. Due to salt from the brick causing damage to the walls, the walls were whitewashed inside and out. Today's appearance is a rehabilitation of the church from the 1880s, when the original colors were restored. The floor is shaped like a cross, and Fredriksvern church has the two-storey large altarpiece that it received for the consecration in 1756. The church has a hipped roof. Above the entrance door is Fredrik V.'s mirror monogram in typical rococo style, and on the outside is still the mechanical clockwork from 1756 which is wound twice a week. Would have liked to see inside but it was closed when I was there.
  • Fredriksvern Church is Norway's first garrison church, which was completed in 1756. A very special church with a well-kept cemetery. Fredrik 5's coat of arms is placed above the entrance. Concerts are held here regularly.

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