Church of Ansgar

Ansgar's Church is placed across Kildeparken, at the center of Aalborg. The cruciform church in baroque style is named after Ansgar - the Apostle of the North. The ground plan is a Greek cross with "chapels" in the four corners of the cross. 

In the church built from 1925-1929, you will find various styles which all contribute to a harmonic whole. This mix is for instance seen at the entrance of the church, which symbolises the evil is just outside the church and that the church thus takes on the role as the protector of the underprivileged. 

The interior is kept in bright colours in contrast to the light and pale exterior, and as opposed to most other churches, the church's altar is placed in the west end. The reason for this is the church's is located right next to Vesterbro. 

In the porch of the church, there is a memorial plaque commemorating eight people who fell in WWII. Behind the church, there is a memorial park made to honour dead and missing people from Aalborg.

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