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There's an intriguing legend associated with an unassuming, 18th-century baroque chapel off to the side of downtown, at the corner of Kneza Trpimira and Vukovarska Cesta, which these days has a fuel station as its neighbor. It was built in memory of a young man put to death for a murder that, apparently, he didn't commit. Arrested after a killing within the town walls in Trvda, the young lad, a commoner, denied involvement but could not provide an alibi. After his execution, however, a young woman of genteel stock explained that he couldn't possibly have been the killer—as they'd been together on the night of the murder, a fact that he had apparently kept from airing so as to save the girl's honor. Her mother had the chapel built in memory of the unfortunate young man. For more authoritative versions of this and other colorful stories of Osijek, check with the tourist-information office, or with Professor Grgur Ivankovic at the Museum of Slavonia (031/208-501).
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