Cultural Heritage

Tingelstad Old Church (St. Petri)

Situated along Gudbrandsdalsleden
Medieval stone church on historic ground. When the new church was built in the 1860s to make room for a growing population, the old was conserved in its old style. Still a parish church, services are held here several times every summer.


On the trail


For a guided tour please contact Hadeland Folk Museum

The old church of Tingelstad, known as St. Petri, is a beautiful stone church from the 13th century. The church is located on top of Tingelstadhøgda in Oppland county and is a typical Romanesque village church. The church may have been a private church for the powerful farmers in the area.

The trusses from the Middle Ages have been preserved but of the interior there is only the stone alter and a crucifix which is left from the Middle Ages. Most of the interior that one can see today can be dated back to the 16th and 17th century. The pulpit from 1579 is one of the oldest pulpits in Norway still in use. The altarpiece was painted in 1699.

St. Petri is only a short walk from Hadeland Folk Museum. Contact them for a guided tour in the church.


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