Härkeberga church is filled with paintings by Albertus Pictor. Not a centimeter is empty, everywhere there are pictures of biblical figures, the essence of folk beliefs, exotic animals and many other things.
Albertus Pictor is the 15th century's great artist in our part of the world. He painted his amazing scenery in some 30 Swedish churches. In Fjärdhundraland there are two of the most well-preserved of Albert Painters' churches: Härkeberga and Härnevi churches, and Österunda with Sweden's oldest painted picture of a skier. Make an excursion in Albertus Pictor's footsteps! Between the churches you travel the same medieval paths on which Albertus traveled. This is an excursion to the 15th century ... but with better food.
Härnevi Church is located in an idyllic village environment with lush trees and tarred bell tower. The church itself is being renovated but the parish home is open every day during the summer. There you can enjoy good shopping, trade fair trade products and find bargains in the flea market. There are schoolchildren who take care of the cafe and bake.
Österunda kyrka is a typical whitewashed upland medieval church with the fallow red bell tower at a height just next door. The church was built in the late 13th century and during the second half of the 15th century the church was filled with paintings by Albertus Pictor. Here one can, among other things, look at Sweden's oldest painted picture of a skier. (In Balingsta, not […]