Backen Church

Address: Häradsvägen, 90362 Umeå 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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Occasions

Date    
22 May
Tuesday 22 may 2018
23 May
Wednesday 23 may 2018
24 May
Thursday 24 may 2018
25 May
Friday 25 may 2018

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Distance

  • Sight
    Umedalens Skulpturpark 3 km