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Hallstatt Ossuary

Maria am Berg | Öffnungszeiten: Von Mai bis Oktober täglich von 10.00 bis 18.00 Uhr., Hallstatt, Austria
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“small room” (22 reviews)
“bone house” (20 reviews)
“catholic church” (15 reviews)
Maria am Berg | Öffnungszeiten: Von Mai bis Oktober täglich von 10.00 bis 18.00 Uhr., Hallstatt, Austria

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a small chapel, on the grounds of St. Michael's church-it's not a macabre attraction, but focuses on the love and respect given to ancestors. It's worth a stop-and the entrance fee is only E1.50.

Thank Nancy171717
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a very small room but alot of skulles and bones. Dont forgeg to read the i formation that tells you how and why these peoples bones are here. 2€ entry and it was worth it.

Thank Johan-Lundin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tripadvisor doesn't have the right map location, the Ossuary is up in Maria am Berg Church on the hill. The admission is $1.50 euro and you are given a piece of paper which describes the history and some of the stories. My english version looked...More

Thank TryppAdams
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The town for centuries ran out of room in the tiny cemeteries so they put you in the ground, waited a while, then dug you up and stacked your bones in this room. It's really weird. And something I've never heard of or seen before....More

Thank LostALot22
Reviewed 15 October 2017

This burial room is located next to the Catholic Church cemetery. Admission fee is 1.5 euros. This is where the bones of the former occupants of the cemetery reside. I believe they said they unearthed the remains after 15 years because space was at a...More

Thank Clara S
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We only needed about ten to fifteen minutes to view this site but it was indeed very interesting. It's a short walk from the town center and you have a nice view from its location, next to the church. There is a nominal 1.5 Euro...More

Thank RJN612
Reviewed 10 October 2017

This was quite the experience--reading about and seeing old painted skulls. Worth the several Euros to go into the ossuary and experience first hand the sight of so many skulls.

Thank GM-FLA
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Rare to see over 1200 skulls in a little bone house. All skulls were washed under sun n moon so they turned into ivory and will painting on it. Interesting experience

Thank Candy Y
Reviewed 3 October 2017

There are not many things to do in Hallstadt except relax and enjoy the beauty of the views. The ossuary located in the church offers an interesting insight into the history of the town and rare example of ornate skulls that I have only seen...More

Thank Gravitania
Reviewed 30 September 2017

The ossuary is a short uphill walk from the ferry station. Though it is only skulls and bones in one room, it is worth seeing. I really wanted to see this and was glad I didnt miss it.

Thank DBhat
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19 September 2017|
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Response from VanessaRoad | Reviewed this property |
This place is tiny. I would allow 30 minutes max. It's a tiny room holding the skulls. Each skull is lovingly painted. It is not the gruesome experience I was expecting but a loving uplifting experience. The cemetery is... More
14 September 2017|
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Response from ShahinAShahi | Reviewed this property |
2 Euro