Church in Heiligenblut
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Church in Heiligenblut

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Heiligenblut is situated in the high-Alpine region of the Hohe Tauern, at the foot of the Großglockner - the highest mountain in Austria - and it is the starting point of the picturesque Grossglockner High Alpine Road. The garden of the church serves as a cemetery. Next to the exit there is a memorial place for those who died in the mountains: an enormous steel book with their names.

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A: Heiligenblut

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