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Særslev Church

In Særslev you can see a large church up on a hill when you pass by on the main road - it's Særslev Church, which may have been a pilgrimage church and is still an impressive sight.

Særslev Church, unusually large for a village church, was built from granite ashlar in the 12th century.
- Gothic tower.
- Crow-stepped gable.
- Baroque alterpiece from c. 1700.
- Original sacristy. 
- Romanesque granite font.

The church was in Catholic times dedicated to St. Nikolaus, and there was a holy spring - the so-called Maid Spring - west of the church. The church may therefore have functioned as a pilgrimage church, and that's why it's so large.

On the pediment, a "sun clock" dated back to 1788 tells the time around noon.

Legend has it that the built-in cannonball in the tower was fired at the church during the 17th century wars with Sweden.

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