Hamar Cathedral

Book Tickets Online

About

Long-church in the Diocese of Hamar

Hamar Cathedral is a long-church from 1866, erected as a result of Hamar being granted town status in 1849 and becoming an independent diocese two years later. It was built by the local contractor Herman Frang, was designed by the German architect Heinrich Ernst Schirmer. The whitewashed brick cathedral is shaped like a long-church, and is built in simple German Romanesque style. With the exception of the entrance portal, its exterior is sparingly ornamented. The church has a 500-people capacity, and is the episcopal seat of the Diocese of Hamar, which mainly comprises Innlandet county.

Ordination of two women as bishops

Rosmari Køhn served as bishop in Hamar from 1993 to 2006, and was Norway's first woman to take on this role. She was ordained in Hamar Cathedral on 20 May 1993. Also bishop Solveig Fiske was ordained here, on 17 December 2006. Another great moment in history was when Kirsten Flagstad held her last official concert in the cathedral – and her native town, Hamar – on 21 October 1958. Her childhood home is only a few metres from the main entrance of the cathedral.

Map & Directions

Hamar Cathedral

Type:Church

Kirkebakken 14, 2317, Hamar
Close window

Call direct on:

Tel+47 625 63 750

What's Nearby

  1. Norway’s most famous international opera singer was born at Hamar

    0.06 miles away
  2. One of Norway's largest medieval museums providing an insight into our history from the…

    0.15 miles away
  3. 8 km of stunning Mjøsa views

    0.26 miles away
  1. Holiday atmosphere in Hamar

    0.27 miles away
  2. Visual art by norwegian and international renowned artists

    0.33 miles away
  3. 0.38 miles away
  4. Norwegian and international art in historical surroundings

    0.43 miles away
  5. For life's great moments

    1.08 miles away
  6. Experience the norwegian railway history

    1.48 miles away
  7. Fascinating Norwegian emigration history

    1.8 miles away
  8. Protected bird sanctuary in Hamar

    1.95 miles away
  9. Octagonal stone church from 1810

    2.2 miles away
  10. Cultural heritage with a true spirit

    2.63 miles away
  11. 3.19 miles away
  12. One of Norway's oldest medieval churches

    6.42 miles away
  13. Edvard Munch was born in Løten

    8.24 miles away
Previous Next

Don't miss

Don't miss

Don't miss

Don't miss

Don't miss

Don't miss