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Mariazell (zip 8630)

Mariazell (zip 8630)

Mariazell is a small city in , in Styria, well known for winter sports, 143 kilometres (89 miles) N. of Graz. It is picturesquely situated in the valley of the Salza, amid the north Styrian .

It is a site of pilgrimage for Catholics from Austria and neighboring countries. The object of veneration is an image of the Virgin Mary reputed to work miracles, carved in lime-tree wood. This was brought to the place in 1157, and is now enshrined in a chapel adorned with objects of silver and other costly materials. The large of which the chapel forms part was erected in 1644 as an expansion of a smaller built by Louis I, King of Hungary, after a victory over the Turks in 1363.

source:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariazell

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