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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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 315 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Herzlia, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Murphy, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The history behind this attraction is really interesting. Have to visit to find out all the details, but not as bad as people would think. Given the limited space available in the region, not surprising. Well worth the visit. Beautiful views of Hallstatt from the cemetery.

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Thank Michael O
Vienna, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

The Hallstatt Ossuary located on a hill in the middle of city Hallstatt, next to the Parish of the Assumption Church, it was nice to visit exploring history of the town, entry €2 pro Person.

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Jannali, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Very interesting sanctuary for the people who have passed on. Artful and done with respect. A fitting tribute.

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Thank GreyNomad2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

In the cemetery, there is a small crypt, full of adorned skulls. As the cemetery is small, the old 'inhabitants' of the cemetery were put on this crypt and their skulls were painted with beautiful symbols and their names. Creepy beautiful.

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Thank Laura U
Salzburg Region, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I must say, seeing it what they do and how it is is not for everyone but definitely a highlight to see. Great to see and with an entrance fee of 1,5€ not overpriced.

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