Grundtvig Church Copenhagen: Kirke Photos

Grundtvig Kirke, København, Danish Building Photos, Architect, Date, Location, Images

Grundtvig Church: Copenhagen, Denmark

Jensen-Klint church : Religious Danish Architecture in the western part of the capital city

page updated 3 Sep 2016

Grundtvig Church Copenhagen

Grundtvig Kirke
photograph © Adrian Welch

Grundtvig Kirke

Location: west Copenhagen
Dates built: 1922-1940
Design: P.V. Jensen-Klint Architect

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Grundtvig Kirke photos © Adrian Welch

Grundtvig’s Church was erected in commemoration of the great Danish priest, poet, and reformer N.F.S. Grundtvig (1783 – 1882), according to This monumental church is referred to in modern terms as a gothic cathedral. Master builder and architect Peder Vilhelm Jensen Klint (1853 – 1930) died before the church was finished.

The task was entrusted to his son architect and designer Kaare Klint (1888-1954), who completed the building of the church in 1940. Kaare Klint has also designed the chairs for the Grundtvigs Church – a chair made of beech wood with wickerwork seat – a Danish furniture design classic. Despite its massive size, the church seems to exude an atmosphere of calm contentment. Perhaps it is the appeal of the regular yellow brickwork forming the sole decoration of the church.

Grundtvig’s Church Copenhagen Photos © Adrian Welch

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