From the 12th to the 16th century there were two churches in Gökhem; the present one and Överkyrke, of which only ruins remain today. Two churches situated so closely for such a long time naturally breeds plenty of legends. According to one of them, both German and English monks settled in Gökhem and each built a church of their own. This theory is supported by the different chancels; the straight chancel in Överkyrke points to English influences while Gökhem’s chancel with an apse points to German influences.
Gökhem’s church is full of spectacular paintings and you should make sure to have plenty of time for your visit, as you always discover new things to see. The recorded guided tour is a great help to get the most out of your experience here.