Riehen, St. Martinskirche. Bild/Photo: TES.

The Romanesque Church of Riehen

The Romanesque village church of St. Martin in Riehen was built in the 11th century. In the late Middle Ages, it belonged to the monastery of Wettingen (present-day canton Aargau). The church was extended in the 14th century, and the tower was raised. In 1528 Riehen adopted the Evangelical faith and followed the city of Basel. The tower was made higher again for the last time in 1612. In 1694 the church was extended to its present size and converted into a Protestant sermon hall with a new ceiling. The church is a protected monument.