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Church of St. Laurentii

The Church of St. Laurentii is one of the oldest buildings in Falkenberg and has a fascinating history. It is a very popular church for baptisms and weddings.

Dating back to the Middle Ages

The oldest parts of the church were built in the 14th century, and its thick walls indicate that it was intended to serve as a bastion against invaders. During the wars fought over the course of the 16th century, the church was razed but eventually rebuilt. The tower was added in the 18th century.

The church became a cinema

When the new church was built in 1892, all religious functions were moved from the Church of St. Laurentii - which had been the main church of the local area for more than 500 years - to the new one. The old church was subsequently used as a gymnasium, tennis court, wrestling ring and cinema. Following extensive renovations in the 1920s, it was once again put back into use as a church. During the renovations, the builders discovered beautiful murals from the 16th century and painted ceilings from the 18th century.


  1. Storgatan 50, Falkenberg