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Zweinitz - St. Ägidius

Zweinitz - St. Ägidius
The church, dedicated to St. Ägidius (= "Saint Gilles") was mentioned the first time in 1169, though a legend tells, that it was founded by Saint Hemma of Gurk.

Rebuilt after a fire in 1354 it has been dependent from the Canons of Gurk upto 1781. It is located in the center of the village´s graveyard.

The small Gothic chapel, next to the church, is dedicated to Archangel Michael and served the parish for centuries as a Karner (ossuary). It was locked, but I could peek through the windows of the crypt - and saw bones.

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