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Church of Kungslena

The church was built in 1208 according to tradition by King Erik XI to commemorate the battle of Lena. The wallpaintings were made in 1749 by Johannes Risberg and is one reason why the church is a famous tourist attraction.

Another reason is that the church is one of 13 places, with great historical significance to the formation of the Swedish kingdom, on a journey. The journey is buildt uppon a triology whith the fictional personage Arn. All the places and events are though based on a historical reality.

Contact information

Svenska Kyrkan
52293 Kungslena
Phone: +46 502 19770
Fax: +46 502 606380



The church is open 08.00-18.00 1/5-15/9 

For further information call 0502-197 70


Rosa Qvist is an authorized historical guide and can tell about the Church and other historical places in the neighbourhood. Contact her by e-mail: rosaqvist@hotmail.com phone: 0046 502 440 70 Get a guided tour any time a day by using the tape recorders in the Church in swedish, english or german.

Opening hours

Opening hours The church is open daily during the time 1 May until 15 September from 8 AM until 7 PM

The Church is closed during wintertime
More information at phone 0046 502 197 70


Directions Distance:
Tidaholm 15 km
Skövde 20 km
Göteborg 165 km

Kungslena is situated approx. 13 km northwest of Tidaholms. From Tidaholm drive towards Skövde. Follow road 26 and signs towards Kungslena after approx. 11 km.

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