Sct. Nicolai Church

Saint Nicolai Church is Vejle’s oldest building. The red brick building, which was dedicated to Saint Nicolai, now appears as a late Gothic church. The oldest part of the church is from around year 1250 and is still visible in the north wall.  Originally, the church had a late Roman nave, which was later extended to a three-aisled hall with transepts.  

On the outside of the church, you will find a bricked up door and the remains of Gothic windows. The church chancel and tower are from the seventeenth century. In the north wall, you will see 23 skulls. The story goes that the skulls belonged to robbers, who 300 years ago were captured in Nørreskoven forest and executed.

Due to a major renovation, the church is closed from 1 July 2018-1 December 2019.

Opening hours

01/12/2019 - 31/12/2019 Monday - Friday 09:00 - 16:00
01/12/2019 - 31/12/2019 Saturday, Sunday 10:00 - 12:00

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