Backen Church

Address: Häradsvägen, 90362 Umeå Date: Monday 19 nov 2018 - Tuesday 31 Dec 2019 Show map

Address: Häradsvägen, 90362 Umeå

Backen Church, opened in 1508, is upper Norrland´s second largest medieval church. A part of Ume river valley.

The church has burned and been renovated several times, most recently in 1986. Johan III tried to found a city here by the harbour in 1588. The church is situated by the old Coastal and Lappland Road, which has been used since ancient times. There used to be hundreds of church cottages by the church. They were used as a field hospital in the war 1808-1809 against Russia. The old military cemetery is found at the edge of the forest.

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19 Nov
Monday 19 nov 2018
20 Nov
Tuesday 20 nov 2018
21 Nov
Wednesday 21 nov 2018
22 Nov
Thursday 22 nov 2018

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