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Stave churches, gol stave church

gol stave church

Constructed about 1200 with staves (pillars) to support the roof. Pulled down and moved from Gol in Hallingdal and re-erected in 1885 at King Oscar II´s place, Badstubråten. An exact replica is built in the Medieval park on Storøyni in Gol, Hallingdal.

The church is in use. There is also a replica of a Viking chief´s house from the 9th century, containing an exhibition of the gods of the old pagan religion. The Stave Church is now part of the Norwegian Folkmuseum, Bygdø in Oslo. Also a replica is built in the Norwegian Pavilion at the Epcot Center, Disney World, USA.
 Stave Churches of Norway Church buildings tell some of the story of this cultural convergence.