Sct. Bendt's Church

The Monastery of Ringsted and the St. Bendt's Church

The Church of St. Bendt is the only building left of Ringsted Kloster, the Benedictine monastery, that burnt down in 18th century. The church is the oldest brick church in Scandinavia, it dates as far back as to around 1170 A.D.-when it was built to replace a travertine church erected around 1080.
From 1182 to 1341 the Danish kings and queens were buried in the Church of St. Bendt, which, in terms of architecture, history, and sepulchral monuments, is among the finest in the country.

The Church of St Bendt - The first Royal church in Denmark.
In Ringsted rests a.o. King Valdemar 1, Queen Dagmar and King Valdemar Sejr.

Opening hours / Date

31/05/2017 - 31/08/2017 Monday - Sunday 10:00 - 16:00
01/06/2017 - 30/11/2019 Monday - Sunday 10:00 - 13:00

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Sct. Bendtsgade 3
4100 Ringsted


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  • Classification

    • Saint Hannes Cross



Longitude : 11.786495999
Latitude : 55.445481