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Črna na Koroškem - Parish Church of St. OswaldThe parish church is located at the heart of Črna and is dedicated to St. Oswald, patron saint of har-vesters and cattle and intercessor for the plague. The original parish of Črna na Koroškem is mentioned as a succursal of the parish of Šmihel pri Pli-berku in 1137 and became an independent parish in 1616. The church is an example of uniform neo-Romanesque architecture. Its present-day appearance dates back to 1885, when the church was renovated and consecrated following a fire.

The central altar depicts St. Oswald as a king in a crown, carrying a sceptre in one hand and a bird in the other. The church features two bye-altars dedicated to St. Mary and the Holy Cross. It also features a beautiful painted ceiling, frescoes of saints and stainedglass windows depicting the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary by the central altar. Three bells chime out calls to worship and prayer, the smallest from 1864, the middle from 1925 and the oldest a year older.

Above the cemetery, in the shade of three mighty linden trees, there stands the shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, an architectural masterpiece from the 18th century.