Bornholm: Nylars Round Church

And one more church from Bornholm – Nylars Round Church. This 12th century (built in 1165) barrel-like round church (one of the four like this on the island of Bornholm) was built like this for defensive reasons. The church has three stories in the round structure 11m in diameter and slit-like narrow windows – all to repel would-be attackers. A beautiful and quite unusual little medieval church!