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Wang Church

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Address: Ul. na Sniezke 8/58 540, Karpacz 58-540, Poland
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+48 75 752 82 90
09:00 - 17:00
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All the other reviews mention the story of this church, so I'll pass it. However, it is worth to mention that there is no a single nail in this wooden stave structure.  The... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Vancouver, Washington
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Vancouver, Washington
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141 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

All the other reviews mention the story of this church, so I'll pass it. However, it is worth to mention that there is no a single nail in this wooden stave structure.  The parking around is very tricky, because of the very steep hills around. Don't fall into the parking traps on the right side of road with the dirt... More 

Thank tzd60820
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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33 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful church in a scenic location with a great story behind it: a Viking church from the 12th century that was moved here in the 1840's by a Prussian king.

Thank JoostWillemsen
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Quick note: Built in 12th century, relocated from Norway to Karpacz in 1800. There are only 28 stave-churches like this (most of them in Norway), but it is said that this is the best preserved one

Thank Alero911
Warsaw, Poland
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Wang Church is spectacular example of XII Scandinavian wood churches. It was bought in XIX century by German king and transfered to Karpacz. Beatiful sculptures and other elements of ancient Norwegian culture mixed with local architecture annd old cementary.

Thank KSagala
Warsaw, Poland
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93 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Wonderful church from 18 century worth to be seen at any time of the year. Probably most people would recommend to visit Vang at May June when rhododendron surrounding the temple gardens blooming.

Thank AdrianDamian
Szczecin, Poland
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Very nice, antique wooden church built in Norway - originally in 12th century, brought to Karpacz in the mid-18th century and rebuilt. Currently remains one of most recognized and visited monuments in Karpacz. A must see.

Thank Artoooro
Godmanchester, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

If you are going to visit Karpacz, you should see Wang Church. The only thing was that there is no information in English.

Thank ewairenab
Herentals, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

If you Scandinavian then it probably makes no difference however this is wonderful place located in great scenery. Consider 2 h stop if you planning your hike trip tough. This is also gate to Karkonoski Park Narodowy - so easy entry to mountains trip

Thank miloszek
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

The church is really worth to see, but you must be warned that the today's church differs from the original Vang stave church.The number of the genuine parts is rather small. The place is always crowded and when you plan to see the church's interior, you should be patient. You may get there by car, but you must take into... More 

Thank Chris F
London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Great story behind the temple. Went there on a misty day so couldn't appreciate the views, but really enjoyed the experience .

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