Messkirch (German orthography: Meßkirch) is a town in the district of Sigmaringen in Baden-Württemberg in Germany.
The town was the residence of the counts of Zimmern, widely known through Count Froben Christoph's Zimmern Chronicle (1559–1566).
The municipality is composed of following villages and hamlets:
|Coat of arms
||Messkirch (main locality)
with Igelswies and
The Renaissance castle at Messkirch
Notable residents 
Messkirch is the birthplace of composer Conradin Kreutzer, archbishop Conrad Gröber, writer and Georg Büchner Prize winner Arnold Stadler and, most famously, the philosopher Martin Heidegger. Also included are the well-known brewers Johann Nepomuk Schalk and his sons Herrmann and Oscar who began the Schalk Brewery in Newark, New Jersey, the first to bring lager beer to New Jersey.
Master of Messkirch: Adoration of the Magi, c. 1538
The town's name is also connected with a Renaissance painter whose provisional name is Master of Messkirch. His Adoration of the Magi can be seen in the church of St. Martin.
The Bodenseesender radio transmitter in the nearby village of Rohrdorf was turned off in February 2012.
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