The oldest part of the stone-built church was constructed in the latter part of the 12th century. The church was modernised i the 14th century, when the old chancel was demolished and replaced by one which was both taller and wider. The church largely gained its present appearance during the 15th century.
The interior of the church is decorated with frescos added just after the middle of the 15th century. It is said that the frescos were painted by Peter Målare and his apprentice Albertus Pictor, the most famous church artists of the medieval period. But more recent research (in the 1990s) published in the Swedish Biographical Dictionary has established that Peter Målare "did not exist, but was a product of misunderstandings". This means it must have been Albertus Pictor alone who was responsible for the paintings in Ösmo Church.
The church also contains a large number of coats of arms used in processions, and a triumphal crucifix.
August Strindberg gave a trial sermon here.
Fredrik Lindström can guide you during the road church period. Parties can book a guided tour during the hole year, on phone number
+46 (0)8-520 300 11 or through e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
How to get here by car:
Follow the road signs for Nynäshamn. Once on the 73 motorway, go towards Ösmo/Nynäshamn. Take exit Ösmo. Keep right and follow signs for Ösmo kyrka.
How to get here by public transport:
Take the commuter train towards Nynäshamn from Stockholm or towards Stockholm from Nynäshamn. Alight att Ösmo. Walk over the bridge and up the hill. Pass the school "Tallbacka" and continue straight forward.
You can also take bus 858 or 783 from Nynäshamn, alight at "Körunda vägen". Then follow the directions as if you came by commuter train.
Please contact the parish.
Groups can take a guided tour by making a reservation on
phone +46 (0)8-520 300 11 or
sending an e-mail to email@example.com