The mill cycle path touches almost all parts of the municipality. Interesting facts about the history of the once existing mills can be read on the information boards in the respective parts of the village along the mill cycle path. Unfortunately, only two mills (Pahrenzer Turmholländerwindmühle and Windmühle Schänitz) and one ruin (Windmühle Prausitz) have survived to the present day.
In Pahrenz you start the round trip. A visit to the tower of the Holländer Windmill is possible. In Heyda you can discover the church on the way, in Prausitz you also come along the church. In the further course of the way you drive past the cross stone in Boritz, as well as the castle Hirschstein.
Tip2: In addition to the church from 1520 and its interior in the lower village, the four-sided farmstead with a three-gated cofferdam, Schänitzer Straße 9, is also a listed building. The Loose family has assembled a small private agricultural museum in this four-sided farmstead, where old tools and technology illustrate the development of agriculture. The museum can be visited by appointment (Tel. 03 52 66 / 82 34 8).
Tip3: The cross stone is one of the oldest landmarks of Boritz. It is made of sandstone with a visible height of 132 cm. In the Middle Ages atonement crosses were set as penance for acts of violence for members of the ruling noble class. From a documentary mention about grain interest, it can be seen that the cross was already standing in 1540. Another tradition says that on July 17, 1613, two maids from the parsonage, returning from the field, were struck by lightning at the crossroads. The peg holes indicate a lost inscription plate.
Tip4: In Heyda there is a listed church built in 1901/02 with its interior decoration and wall paintings. Probably in 1150 the first church was built. The church is officially mentioned in 1222. In 1647 and 1882 it is rebuilt. In 1901/1902 a new tower is built and a new organ and bells are installed. Until 1967 the townscape was characterized by two windmills and a wind turbine.
Tips and hints
Getting thereUse approach via A4 in Dresden or exit on A13 from Berlin. Then follow the B6 from Dresden or Oschatz to get to the starting point.
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