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Heiligenblut (hĪˌlĭgənblōtˈ) [key] [Ger., = holy blood], village, Carinthia prov., SW Austria, at the foot of the Grossglockner. It is a winter sports and mountain-climbing center. Heiligenblut is a famous place of pilgrimage; in its Gothic church (late 15th cent.) is a vial that, according to tradition, contains some of Christ's blood.

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