The Sand-Covered Church, also known as The Buried Church, was once the region’s biggest church, dedicated to Saint Lawrence of Rome. It was an enormous structure and one the oldest buildings in Skagen, built between 1355 and 1387.

On Great Prayer Day (a Danish religious holiday celebrated on the fourth Friday after Easter) in 1775, the church door had to be dug free for the congregation to be able to attend the service, and for the following 20 years, the Skageners struggled to keep the church free from sand.

Finally, the church was closed by royal decree. Read more