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Road church

A German traffic sign for a road church

Road church is a network of churches in Denmark, Germany (German: Autobahnkirche), Estonia (Estonian: Teeliste kirikud), Finland (Finnish: tiekirkko, Swedish: vägkyrka), Norway (Norwegian: veikirke),[1] Russia (Murmansk oblast) and Sweden (Swedish: vägkyrka). The churches are kept open for the tourist on the summer holiday season, generally the June, July and August months or shorter periods of time.

Denmark

List of road churches in Denmark

Estonia

List of road churches in Estonia

Finland

List of road churches in Finland

The first road churches (Finnish: tiekirkko, Swedish: vägkyrka) were opened in Finland during the 1990s. In summer 2012 there are 280 road churches in Finland.[2][3]

Germany

A German traffic sign for a road church

The first road church was opened in Germany in 1958. In 2012 there are 39 road churches or chapels.[4] Some of them were built on purpose in a rest area, others are old village churches which happen to be situated near an access point.

Autobahnkirche Baden-Baden
Autobahnkirche Burkau-Uhyst am Taucher
  1. Ökumenische Autobahnkapelle Dammer Berge
  2. Ökumenische Autobahnkapelle Roxel
  3. Evangelische Autobahn- und Gemeindekirche Exter
  4. Evangelisch-lutherische Autobahn- und Gemeindekirche Peter und Paul, Uhyst am Taucher
  5. Ökumenische Autobahnkapelle Geismühle
  6. Katholische Autobahnkapelle St. Raphael, Nievenheim
  7. Evangelische Autobahn- und Gemeindekirche Gelmeroda
  8. Evangelische Autobahn- und Gemeindekirche Waldlaubersheim (Martinskirche)
  9. Katholische Autobahnkirche St. Christophorus Himmelkron, Bad Berneck
  10. Autobahnkirche "Maria, Schutz der Reisenden", Adelsried
  11. Katholische Autobahnkirche St. Christophorus, Baden-Baden
  12. Katholische Autobahn- und Pfarrkirche "Maria am Wege", Windach
  13. Evangelische Autobahn- und Gemeindekirche Duben
  14. Katholische Autobahnkapelle St. Antonius, Gescher/Coesfeld
  15. Ökumenische Autobahnkapelle "Galluskapelle", Leutkirch im Allgäu
  16. Evangelische Autobahnkirche Medenbach
  17. Evangelische Autobahn- und Gemeindekirche Kavelstorf
  18. Ökumenische Autobahnkapelle "Jesus - Brot des Lebens", Groß-Hesepe
  19. Ökumenische Autobahnkapelle "Emmauskapelle", Singen
  20. Ökumenische Autobahnkirche "Licht auf unserem Weg", Geiselwind
  21. Evangelische Autobahn- und Gemeindekirche Werbellin
  22. SVG-Autohofkapelle Schlüchtern
  23. Evangelische Autobahn- und Gemeindekirche St. Benedikt, Hohenwarsleben
  24. Evangelische Autobahn-, Stadt- und Klosterkirche Brehna
  25. Evangelische Autobahn- und Gemeindekirche St. Petri, Brumby
  26. SVG-Autohofkapelle Hessisch Lichtenau
  27. SVG-Autohofkapelle Schwabhausen
  28. Ökumenische Autobahnkirche Waidhaus
  29. SVG-Autohofkapelle Kirchheim/Hessen
  30. Ökumenische Autobahnkirche Jakobikirche, Wilsdruff
  31. Evangelische Autobahn- und Gemeindekirche St. Pancratius, Rothenschirmbach, OT der Lutherstadt Eisleben
  32. Autohofkapelle an der A 44 Kassel-Dortmund, Abfahrt Diemelstadt
  33. Evangelische Autobahnkirche St. Kilian
  34. Autobahnkapelle Kassel "Licht auf dem Weg"
  35. Autobahnkapelle Hamm
  36. Autobahnkirche RUHR in Bochum
  37. Autobahnkirche St. Paul, Wittlich
  38. Autobahnkirche St. Thomas von Aquin, Trockau
  39. Evangelische Nikolaikirche und katholische St. Marienkirche Grasdorf (Holle)

Norway

List of road churches in Norway

Russia

List of road churches in Russia

There are two road churches in Murmansk oblast open in summer 2012: St. Nicholas Church and [5]

Sweden

A sign for a road church in Sweden
List of road churches in Sweden

References

  1. ^ http://www.kirken.no/index.cfm?event=doLink&famId=6909
  2. ^ http://www.tiekirkko.fi
  3. ^ http://www.taivaallinentaukopaikka.fi/tiekirkot
  4. ^ http://www.autobahnkirche.info/Kirchen/index.jsp
  5. ^ http://www.nordkirker.net/suomeksi/venajan-kirkot.htm
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