In the 14th century, Mrs. Ramborg of Wik belonged to the jet set of her time. She ruled over the estate and also felt that she needed her own church, so she had Västeråker church built a few kilometers from the estate.
The most skilled craftsmen were hired and the most exclusive materials were used, no stone was left unturned. Mrs. Ramborg is buried in the church under a very exclusive copper slab, which she had ordered in Flanders several years before her death. A limestone slab above the grave describes the creation of the church and all the donations Mrs. Ramborg made to it. Listen to the story of Mrs. Ramborg and the church in the StorySpot app.
The church space itself is characterized by light and elegant arches that appear to float. In the nave, they end at the top with beautifully sculpted oak tiles. The church is also full of frescoes. Much of it was painstakingly restored and painted in the late 19th century, but on the chancel arch there is a funny painting of Jesus' parable of the ten bridesmaids. The five wise girls hold their oil lamps in a firm grip, while the unwise ones have both lamps and crowns askew.
If the church is not open when you visit, you can at least look at the two rune stones in the cemetery wall.