St. Mary’s (stilts)

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Protestant Church Stilt

The village church of St. Mary stands in the district of Stelzen in the town of Tanna in the Saale-Orla district in Thuringia.


The church was built on the site of a previous church in 1806. The well-preserved cemetery wall and the baptismal font from 1796 come from the previous church.

Between 1994 and 1996 a sponge renovation of the nave took place, as well as the re-roofing of the churchyard wall with slate. The tower clock strikes again and the tower was renovated inside. The façade is defective.[1]


The circumferential gallery with layered spandrels encloses the pulpit altar on the east side between four columns with Corinthian capitals, the pulpit basket is equipped with a sound cover and the symbol of the Holy Trinity in a triangle with a radiating wreath.

Opposite the altar is the organ with a living prospectus. Two angels hold banners.

Web links

Commons: St. Mary (Stilt, Tanna)– Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual references

  1. The Church at Retrieved 25 October 2013

Coordinates 50° 29′ 3″ N, 11° 56′ 46″ O