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Heddal Stave church museum
Heavy rain and winds woke us up in the morning which didn't make us fond of leaving our sleeping bags. Looking out of the windows made clear that hiking one of the marked trails we located the day before is impossible :( We drove further east instead which was a very good decision.

When we left the mountains behind us, the weather got better and better and when we arrived Heddal it was very nice. Heddal is the home of a famous stave church (beneath the ones in Borgund and Ornes). Addional to the church you find a beautiful museum of local history only a few minutes by feet from the church.

The church is a triple nave stave church and is Norway's largest stave church. It was constructed at the beginning of the 13th century. After the reformation the church was in a very poor condition, and a restoration took place during 1849 - 1851.
Heddal Stave church museum
However, because those who did it didn't have the necessary knowledge and skills, yet another restoration was necessary in the 1950's. The interior is marked by the period after the Lutheran Reformation in 1536/1537 and is for a great part a result of the restoration that took place in the 1950's. (Source: Wikipedia)

Well, it was too early to look for a campground but we didn't want to drive any further, so we decided to have a look at the church and the museum. Except the church in Nore - which was tiny - Klaus had never been to a stave church before and was impressed about the architecture. In the whole building you won't find a metal nail or screw - everything's from wood.


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Stave church museum
Heddal Stave church museum
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Stave church museum
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Stave church museum
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Stave church museum
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Heddal museum of local history
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Heddal museum of local history
Heddal museum of local history
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Heddal museum of local history
Heddal museum of local history
Heddal museum of local history
Heddal museum of local history
Heddal museum of local history
Heddal museum of local history
Heddal museum of local history
Heddal museum of local history
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Heddal museum of local history
Heddal museum of local history
Heddal museum of local history
Heddal museum of local history
Heddal museum of local history
Heddal museum of local history
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Heddal museum of local history
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Heddal museum of local history
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Heddal museum of local history
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Heddal museum of local history
Heddal museum of local history
Heddal museum of local history
Heddal museum of local history
Heddal museum of local history
Heddal museum of local history
Heddal museum of local history
Heddal museum of local history
Heddal museum of local history
Heddal museum of local history
Heddal museum of local history
Heddal museum of local history
Heddal museum of local history
Heddal museum of local history
Heddal museum of local history
Heddal museum of local history
Heddal museum of local history
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Heddal museum of local history
Heddal museum of local history
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