One of Denmark's oldest churches. In 1133 the Viborg bishop Eskild was murdered in front of the churches' high altar by King Erik Emune's men.
South of the church there once was a monastery. The church functioned as abbey church as well as parish church until the Reformation. Originally the church had three aisles and two steeples. Nowadays the central aisle is left only. Minor museum placed in the steeple room.
At the church you find Asmild Convent garden which hold a collection of known plants and herbs from the years 1100-1400.
During the winter half-year the church is only open upon agreement. In the summer half-year it is open during standard hours.