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St Margaret's Chapel

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Margarethenkapelle (St Margaret's Chapel)

The chapel is a branch of St. Martins Church, first mentioned in 1372 - perhaps the endowment of the owners of the Rosenburg - located in the lower Müllheim cemetry (which until 1837 served as the cemetry for the whole of Müllheim).

Having fallen into disrepair, the chapel was rebuilt in 1756 as a simple baroque building with epitaphs of the 18th and 19th centuries and a rooftop 'ridge turret' with a slim onion dome. The chapel bell dating from 1691 is today part of the old cemetary memorial, and the chapel clock dating to 1764 can be found in the museum.

Between 1850 and 1878 the chapel was used as a Catholic church, after which it was appropriated as a sports hall until 1970, when it became a Lutheran church.

Another plaque commemorates a dignitary from Baden, in the days when it was a Grand Duchy, with the words...

Here rests

Michael Friedrich Wild

Grand Ducal Badener
Privy Councillor
Knight of the Order of the Zähringer Lions
Founder of the new Badener Weights and Measures

Born in Durlach, 8th February 1747
Died in Müllheim 30th April 1832

Next stop: turn off the main road and follow Hauptstraße down through lower Müllheim's evocative old town of old houses and farm buildings that pre-date Germany, to Hauptstraße 43.

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Alamanicus is wandering his old Alemanni haunts, revisiting the places where once he used to drink, carouse, and beat up the odd Roman legionnaire or two. Things have moved on since his day, and the old Alemanni country now lies across south west Germany, French Alsace, and northern Switzerland. Cut through by the mighty Rhine, it is an area of great beauty, and a lot has happened there since Alamanicus last walked this land.

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