church “Maria at the water” near Pillnitz

church “Maria at the water” near Pillnitz
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The density of settlements is rising on our way to Dresden. We pass this small church, built 1704 to replace an older one. In former times the skippers had to discharge their barges to overcome a cataract at this place of river Elbe. For a good success they prayed to Mother of God. The church’s name dates back before the Reformation. The surrounding churchyard has a wall against floodwaters.

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