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Hallstatt Ossuary

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Address: | Öffnungszeiten: Von Mai bis Oktober täglich von 10.00 bis 18.00 Uhr., Hallstatt, Austria
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Something you don't see everyday

Imagine walking into a room and seeing 100s of skulls looking back at you. It may sound a little off putting but it isn't. It is tastefully done and is an observation of a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paul B
Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Imagine walking into a room and seeing 100s of skulls looking back at you. It may sound a little off putting but it isn't. It is tastefully done and is an observation of a centuries old tradition. Just as interesting is that you'll be standing in a church dating back to the 12th century. Entry was E1.5 per adult.

Thank Paul B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this peaceful place today. 1200 skulls kept here. All beautifully designed by artists. Entry fee 1.50 for adults and 50 cents for a child. Very near to hallstatt city centre. Walkable distance from hotel heritage. We found the place good and felt peace there.

Thank Bhaswati D
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The sign which shows you the location isn't clear enough , and the google maps won't be fair to you , try you best to see this place

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East Hampton, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

What a hidden gem in a beautiful cemetery on the ground of the Church of Assumption. Peaceful and lovingly decorated to make room for more recent departed. Some say, it is morbid but we say that this chapel is respectful of past town folks.

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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

(2011) I was mesmerized by the decorations on the skulls in this bone room. It is well worth the hike to see this!

Thank Jon K
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Reviewed 12 November 2016

I really love cemeteries (morbid, I know), and this is a really interesting addition to the cemetery in Hallstatt. It is a bit of a steep hike, but seeing the church, cemetery, and Ossuary and the great view from up here make it all worth it.

Thank 444ceceliah
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

Since the elevated cemetery at the catholic parish church of the Assumption is so small, remains were put in this crypt and the skulls were painted with symbols plus their names. Apparently even now people before their demise can request this option.

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Graz, Austria
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

Very cool experience. A small vault with a lof of skulls which were found here and gathered together. The last skull is from a woman who died in 1983 and her skull was placed here as late as in 1994. Nowadays, you can decide before you die if you want your skull to be placed here. It is a very... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We were amazed at being able to view such a personal place. The €1.50 is such a small thing to help preserve and allow visitors to see the past villagers. The painted details on the skulls only started in the 1700's, but the burial practice is much much older. The map location on TripAdvisor is in the wrong spot, it... More 

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Herzliya, Israel
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

In the middle of the beautiful Hallstatt, you'll find this lovely cemetery where the tradition is to show the skulls of the desist, and paint them colorfully! albeit creepy, the result is quite lovely - interesting to read the stories behind some of the skulls!

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