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Abbey cementery in Krzeszów (Grüssau) Abbey

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In the monastery cemetery are the graves of the monks, including the former abbots of the monastery.

Nearby cementery is located a copy of the Holy Sepulcher. This is the last station of Krzeszów Calvary.

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