Karuse Church

Karuse Church, Hanila

Karuse Church
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Karuse church is one of the oldest sacral buildings in Laanemaa – it was built in the 1260s as a fortress-church for the Livonian Order.Inside the church you should pay attention to the Baroque-style pulpit and altar. When walking around the churchyard you will see the trapezoid headstones originating from the 13th century and wheel crosses dating back to the 17th century.Interesting facts:It is likely that the master of the Livonian Order who was killed near Karuse in the sea ice battle with the Lithuanians is buried in the church.
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IGOR S
St. Petersburg, Russia11,302 contributions
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Лютеранская церковь св. Маргариты расположена посреди парка прямо у дороги ведущей в порт Виртсу. Построена была в XIII веке, а башня в конце XIV-го. По истории основателем храма был магистр Ливонского ордена Отто фон Луттерберг, погибший в бою с литовцами и похороненному в церкви. Одна из старейших церквей Эстонии.
Written 11 May 2017
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