Maria am Gestade
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Maria am Gestade information
Originally a wooden church built by Danube boatsmen around 880, Maria am Gestade (Maria on the Riverbank) is today a shapely Gothic beauty of stone assembled from the 14th century. Because of the steep ground, the nave was built narrower than the choir (and with a slight bend). In 1805 Napoleon used it to store weapons and as a stall.
The interior boasts a high vaulted Gothic ceiling and pretty stained glass behind a winged Gothic altar. The church is on a picturesque flight of steps in a quiet corner of town.