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St. Madeline's Church
Kirikud Ruhnus.jpg
Country Estonia
Place Ruhnu village on the Ruhnu island in the Gulf of Riga in West Estonia
Short Description The oldest known wooden building still standing in Estonia
Visitors 2010
Website www.eelk.ee/h_ruhnu_puukirik.html

St. Madeline's Church in Ruhnu is the oldest known wooden building still standing in Estonia - its construction was started in 1643. After the Ruhnu Swedish left, the purpose of this house of God was forgotten for half a century. The wooden church was newly consecrated in 1999. Good to know: The collection of glass paintings from the Ruhnu wooden church is located in the History Museum in Stockholm.The oldest parts of the building are the polygonal choir and altar, and the nave.The altar is covered with a thin, polished stone slate; the oaken frame stands on sand and is open towards the south.

Kirikud Ruhnus.jpg

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About the Heritage Site

  • Country: Estonia
  • Location: Ruhnu village on the Ruhnu island in the Gulf of Riga in West Estonia
  • Type of location: Oldest wooden church in Estonia and two churches next to each other.
  • Experience offered: The wooden Ruhnu Church, built in 1644 is one of the oldest wooden buildings in Estonia. One of the deepest bores is located in the Island of Ruhnu – 787,4 m, the water coming out of which is of healing powers and very salty. There are many rare species of flora and fauna under protection on the Island.
  • Website: http://www.eelk.ee/h_ruhnu_puukirik.html
  • Postal Adress:
Ruhnu, Ruhnu village
Ruhnu vald, Saare maakond
Estonia

Accessibility of Heritage Site

  • Opening times:
St. Madeline´s Church in Ruhnu: open 24 hours
  • Method of payment: cash
  • How to get there
By boat:From Kuivastu harbour, see here (85.8 km)
By plane:From Kuressaare Airport (64.5 km)
From Pärnu [1]

Size/capacities of Heritage Site

  • Two churches, information boards

Ruhnu Island (area 11.4 km², ca 60 inhabitants) is the farthest island of Estonia. The distance to the Cape of Kolka, on the coast of Latvia, is 37 km, 70 km to Kuressaare.

Number of visitors in Heritage Site

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Facts about St. Madeline's ChurchRDF feed
Coordinates57° 48' 22" N, 23° 14' 41" E  +
CountryEstonia  +
Heritage Site CategoryChurch  +
PlaceRuhnu village on the Ruhnu island in the Gulf of Riga in West Estonia  +
Reference Year2010  +
Short DescriptionThe oldest known wooden building still standing in Estonia
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Websitewww.eelk.ee/h_ruhnu_puukirik.html  +