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 Heddal Stave Church

Heddal stave church is a stave church located at Heddal in Notodden.

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. However, because the restorers lacked the necessary knowledge and skills, yet another restoration was necessary in the 1950s. 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 1950s.

300 meters from Heddal stave church are Heddal open air museum. There you can see, and get a guided tour, in buildings from the area from the 18th and 19th century. The open air museum is very interesting for children, there they have animals and also do a little farming. The open air museum is open from 15th June - 31th August.



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