The name based on a legend. Vineta was a possibly legendary, splendid ancient town believed to have been on the coast of the Baltic Sea. The town sank in a storm tide because of the sinfulness and pomposity of its inhabitants. Before the sinking there were warning portents.
This church is a reminder of the village Magdeborn and the other 14 villages, which vanished in the open-cast mine Espenhain.
The complete building is anchored in the center of the lake, where the church of Magdeborn was located.
Sorry...i didn't get closer to Vineta - i was on a cycle tour, not on a boat trip ;)