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Hallstatt Ossuary

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There is a samll charge to visit the ossuary, which is one room full of painted skulls. It doesn't take long, it's interesting and worth it. The ossuary is part of a picturesque... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Janet W
Oakland, California

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had wanted to visit this famous crypt for many years and found the experience very worth while. The entrance fee is a little steep for a few minutes but hopefully the funds all go the preserving the beautiful church grounds.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a samll charge to visit the ossuary, which is one room full of painted skulls. It doesn't take long, it's interesting and worth it. The ossuary is part of a picturesque church with a lovely graveyard and view over the town and lake.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hallstatt Austria has very little land for things like cemetery's so their dead are buried in the cemetery for 10 years then they are dug up and put in this Bone Church. Skulls are painted per pictures attached. This is one of the most Beautiful Cities in Austria some houses are only reached by boat. A must see town in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is very unusual and intimidating. For one euro I went in to check what's in there out of curiosity. I was surprised to find myself right inside. No warning nothing :).it is very impressive and chilling. Seeing all those skulls with colored front and names and dates. The bones of the bodies are stacked neatly on top of... More 

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Villach, Austria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Something does can not be seen many other places. Impresive in a certain way. The place is small, no more than a room. But is one of the atractions one would remember from Hallstatt.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To get in to see a little exhibit, you need to part with 1.50 SF. There isn't much to see because it is just a small little space with skull decorated. Personally, I find the place a little hard to accept, maybe because I am an Asian. Well, if you like to see those decorations on skull, feel free to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this chamber is not something you would expect to see in such a beautiful small town, but its work the climb.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

When in Hallstatt old town be sure to visit this chamber of skulls and bones. It's a single room with an entrance fee of only 1.5 euros. The skulls (and the cemetery it's located at) are beautifully decorated and neatly arranged - we've never seen anything quite like it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

really very special and interesting to me...very little chamber, with the sculls and bones lined around you, but it describes way of life, how the living people treated the dead one, and this little chamber had so much in the air, death, live, love, herritage. Worth of seeing and feeling, and for those who think it is scary, please have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Its a very small setting with about 650 skulls stored with bones underneath !!!! I would surely suggest to any one visiting Hallstatt ; they are painted skulls showing love for the dead ones ; the last skull there is from 1995,where you can still see gold tooth ( right most below the cross ) it cost 1.5 euro to... More 

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