Sulsted Church, located in Sulsted, a small Danish town in northern Jutland, just north of Aalborg, was constructed c. 1150–1200[1] and features a large number of frescos or kalkmalerier, all created in 1548 by Hans Maler from Randers.[2]

Sulsted Church
Sulsted Kirke
DenominationChurch of Denmark
Architectural typeRomanesque architecture
Years built1150–1200
DioceseDiocese of Aalborg
DeaneryAalborg Nordre Provsti
ParishSulsted Sogn


A fresco in the church

Unlike other frescos in Danish churches, Sulsted's murals were not concealed with limewash after the Reformation and have survived to this day.

The frescos, which decorate the ceiling of the nave, depict the life of Jesus starting with his birth in the first section at the west end of the nave, continue with the beginning of his passion in the second or central section and end with his death on the cross in the third most easterly section. Those in the choir are of other New Testament images related to the creed and to the Virgin Mary.


  1. ^ "Sengotik og renæssance". 2007-10-23. Archived from the original on 2007-10-23. Retrieved 2020-06-27.
  2. ^ Sengotiske kalkmalerier i Sulsted kirke Archived 2011-07-19 at the Wayback Machine. In Danish. Retrieved 6 September 2009.


  • Raakjær, Ole: Sulsted Kirke, ISBN 87-985873-1-5 / ISBN 87-985873-0-7. In Danish.
  • Lillie, Eva Louise: Tradition og fornyelse : kalkmalerierne fra 1548 i Sulsted kirke, in Kirkehistoriske samlinger, 1985. In Danish.

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