Exploring cultures and communities – the slow way

There are about two dozen remaining fine examples of Norwegian stave churches. Most are in Norway. But one of the best is, somewhat improbably, in the mountains on the Polish-Czech border.

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One doesn't run across a lot of runes in the Karkonosze mountains. These great rounded hills, forested almost up to their summits, straddle the border between Poland and the Czech Republic. Silesia to the north and the eastern reaches of Bohemia away on the southern side of the international frontier. Just on the Polish side of the border is a very fine example of a Norwegian wooden stave church.


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and Susanne Kries manage hidden europe, a Berlin-based editorial bureau that supplies text and images to media across Europe. Together they edit hidden europe magazine. Nicky and Susanne are dedicated slow travellers. They delight in discovering the exotic in the everyday.

This article was published in hidden europe 18.