District of Umkirch
An estate farm in Umkirch is first mentioned in a document dating back to 1279 about the estate farm’s obligation to keep a breeding bull and a breeding boar. We do not know exactly where this estate farm stood. Today’s estate farm or tithe barn was only built in 1828/29 when Grand Duchess Stephanie moved the revenue taken over from the House of Kageneck from the palace gardens in front of Büningen Castle. The new manor residence was the estate farm until serfdom was abolished in 1856. However, the old tithe payments were not finally abolished until 1868.
The revenue office to manage the Kageneck estate was built in the late 18th century. Both the manor house barn and the revenue office now belong to the parish. The manor house is home to a pub, doctors’ surgeries, the village hall, the Red Cross, the fire brigade and various small shops. The revenue office has been a care home for many years and serves as both a meeting place and residential accommodation for the elderly.
The Blaues Haus has been used as a silk factory, a cigarette factory and a school. (Learn more)
Umkirch’s Roman history is a long way from being told in full. (Learn more)
The museum in the palace mill showcases local history and relevant social issues. (Learn more)
The Kalkofen (lime kiln) area got its name from the site where one or more lime furnaces once stood. (Learn more)
The building erected by the local rulers served as a guest house, an assembly hall and a lower court room. (Learn more)
The revenue office to manage the Kageneck estate was built in the late 18th century. (Learn more)
The name of the castle comes from the castle of the same name near Basel. (Learn more)
The church in Umkirch is among the oldest in Breisgau. (Learn more)
The mill is a former moated castle. (Learn more)