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Elstra

Image Copyright: Peter Hennig

Elstra (Sorb. Halštrow) is a small town 6,5 km south-east Kamenz inthe SaxonOberlausitz.
Well worth seeing in the town is the historical, listed market ensemble with the, probably rebuilt after a fire in 1717, Town Hall, the postal column from 1725, the reconstructed fountain and the giant over 400 year old lime-tree.

Image Copyright: Peter Hennig

A very pretty preserved renaissance monument of art is the entrance portal at the Pfarrgasse Nr. 59.

Also worth a visit is the baroque church St. Michaelis.

South of the city, near the villageRauschwitz originated the "Schwarze Elster", a river, which gives the town its name.

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