From smithy to naval church


King Frederik II built the anchor smithy on the Bremerholm islet in 1563. It was later inaugurated as a church for King Christian IV's naval employees in 1619. Both the navy and its crew grew. Christian IV therefore extended the church into a cruciform church in…

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Holmens kirke 2

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År: 2008 PHOTO:Caspar J

Niels W. Gade
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The coffin of the naval hero

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