Varnhem Abbey

Swedish: Varnhems kloster

Visit to the tourist attraction of Sweden - Varnhem Abbey: was founded around between 1148 and 1190, and here buried in the abbey church: Canute I of Sweden, Eric X of Sweden, Eric XI of Sweden, Birger Jarl.

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Before the abbey was built, there was a wooden church, and then a stone church. The stone church is believed to have been built later in the 1040s and is the oldest the stone church of Sweden. The Varnhem Abbey was favored by the House of Eric, which in turn was granted burial privileges there. In the 1234 the abbey was burned and laid in ruins. This was disaster that turned into bloom, because the initiative was taken by Birger Jarl and other medieval financiers to build the abbey again, this time more beautiful and more splendid than before.

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Admission fees

  • Adults: 40 SEK
  • Youths 7-18 years old: 10 SEK
  • Children under 7 years old: free

Group Guided Tours

Guided tours must be Pre-Order.

Group of 20-39 visitors: 30 SEK per each visitor.

Group of 40 visitors or more: 25 SEK per each visitor.

Minimum fee to normal opening hours: 400 SEK.

Minimum fee to outside normal opening hours: 1000 SEK.


  • Visit to Varnhem Abbey
  • SE-532 73
  • Varnhem
  • Västra Götaland County
  • Sweden

Geo coordinates

  • Latitude: 58.384494
  • Longitude: 13.654289