St. Hemma was born around 980 as Countess of Friesach-Zeltschach and was known among the population for her charity and her endowment. With her wealth she also founded the Benedictine monasteries Gurk and Admont. The latter now houses the largest monastery library in the world - and is well worth a visit.

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Not all of the Styrian pilgrimages have Mariazell as their destination.

Here we show you another way to become new strength, inspiration and unity with yourself and God's beautiful nature.

Starting from Admont Monastery, the Hemma Pilgrim's Path leads to Gurk in Carinthia, where the holy Hemma is buried in the cathedral crypt.

Their veneration in Carinthia, Styria and Slovenia goes back to a centuries-old tradition.

She was born around 980 as the Countess of Friesach-Zeltschach, and was known among the population for her charity and her endowment.