Vår Frue Kirke, Trondheim
Vår Frue Kirke does not look very special from outside, but the interior is really worth seeing although this church is also a so-called "open church" that means it is open all day and even untill 11.00pm and it is used also as a place to warm up, drink some coffee or take a nap on one of the benches by homeless people, drug addicts etc.
But dont worry, there is an attendant from the church as well and tourists are welcome to take their photos and walk around the church.
Very close to the Torget you can see the church of Var Frue Kirke. It is a Gothic Church built in the 12th century and it was restored in 1739 in a Baroque style. The altar was made in 1744. On August 2005 it was under restoration.
As we walked south on Nordre Gate, we came upon the smaller of the town's two medieval churches. Somewhere in the guidebooks, it was mentioned there were almost 17 of these churches in Trondheim but only 2 remained ( the other is the cathedral which we saw later on). Well, this little church was somewhat boxy-looking and really ancient (built in 1150). It was really a pity we couldn't get in, bummer!
Afternote : We found out later that there were uptight opening hours -Wed only(!!!)11am-2pm.
From here, turn left onto Kongens Gate and walk east for about a block to Kongens Gate 1. Here, at the corner of the Kj?pmannsgata, on your left-hand side, you'll see a row of the oldest warehouses in town
This is the church "on top of Nordre". It's smaller than the Cathedral, and the oldest parts dates back about 800 years. It's been hounted by fires several times, but rebuilt each time.
Theres not that much to look at on the outside but the inside is beautifull.
Vår Frues kirke originates from the 13th century and was restored in 1739.
The altarpiece was made by the Russian Heinrich Kühnemann in 1744 to the Nidaros Cathedral, and was later moved to Vår Frues kirke in 1837.