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Nysker Round Church

Nyker round church is the smallest and most recently built of the Bornholm’s 4 round churches. It was built early in the 1200’s around the time that fear of raids by the Wends decreased. Unlike other churches there is no indication that Nyker Church was ever used for defensive purposes.

The Wends was a term applied to Slavs who raided all through Sweden, Poland, Denmark, Germany and more. The name was not assigned to a particular tribe or group of raiders, but more generally to any Slavic raiders.

The column in the center of the church has mural work dating from several periods.

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