District of Umkirch
The church in Umkirch dates back to the latter half of the 11th century, making it one of the oldest churches in Breisgau. It was probably built by Fenis, Bishop of Basel, who built a church in 1075, the core of which is still preserved to this day. It is first mentioned in a writ of protection from Pope Innocent II to the bishopric of Basel dated 14 April 1139.
The single-nave Romanesque church was converted to the Gothic style in 1350 and to baroque in 1760. The church underwent its last extensive renovation in 1980, and the new organ dates back to then. The Roman artefacts found near the south wall during the latest round of renovations are also worthy of mention as they provide a clear indication of the extent of the Roman settlement excavated in the Mühlematten area.
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)