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Landet Church

The country church - dedicated to St. George - is considered to be the oldest of Tåsinge's three churches.

If this assumption holds true, the church at some point was the only church on the island. The oldest part of the church - the apse, choir, and nave - is built in Romanesque style, and was constructed of limestone on a base of ashlar around 1150.

In 1450, the church was extended to the west and vaults were added to the nave. The tower and porch on the south side of the church - now used as a chapel - were built in 1634. On the tower, the initials P S A 1634 can be seen, with the letters standing for Peder Søffresen Aarhus, who was the priest at the church at that time.

In the churchyard, you will find the gravesite of Elvira Madigan and Sixten Sparre. At the Tåsinge Museum, you can see the exhibition about Elvira Madigan and Sixten Sparre.

The story of Elvira Madigan and Sixten Sparre is relatively well-known. A less known but equally fascinating story is that of the English airmen's grave in the cemetery from World War II. Here lie Arthur John Sayer and Louis Godfrey Glaus buried. They were shot down over the waters off Taasinge in February 1944 and later drifted ashore. Restored, heavily curled propeller blades from their Lancaster aircraft are found on their grave.

Every year on May 5th, the local Air Home Guard lays a wreath. This beautiful tradition was established during the 50th anniversary of the liberation on May 5th, 1995.