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Hallstatt Ossuary

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Address: Hallstatt, Austria
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Intriguing site in a beautiful village

While a little macabre, there is something refreshingly honest and very human about this small crypt. The large collection of bones are housed in a small room under the Chapel of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2015
Ben F

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty much everything in Hallstatt is closed in winter. I was so excited to see this and it was disappointing there isn't better information available.

Thank Hanna C
southern california
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is more frequently referred to as Beinhaus, or Bone House. An odd place to visit, but probably won't be found anywhere else. A ticket is required to enter and since it does hold human remains, the very small space does command some respectful behavior during your visit, so those with children (or adults who behave as such) should prep... More 

Thank MjsAjs
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30 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Despite Hallstatt is beautiful village, amid wonderful nature, there could be limits not to cross, It is important to understand how are burying bodies on such steep hill at mountains see anyway they deserve peace

Thank Milan U
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

While a little macabre, there is something refreshingly honest and very human about this small crypt. The large collection of bones are housed in a small room under the Chapel of St Michael. The majority of the skulls are decorated with floral patterns and other motifs alongside the date of death and the name of the deceased. Remember to visit... More 

Thank Ben F
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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486 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Small ossuary is worth a visit - one of the few places in the world to see human sceletons and think about mortality.... Unique painted sculs, he last one placed there some 20 years ago. It is still possible to be buried that way!

Thank izi f
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

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.

Thank Allicat55
Oakland, California
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

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.

Thank Janet W
Shannon Ilinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

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 

Thank meken
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

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 

Thank Xena1982
Villach, Austria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

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.

Thank Manuel780

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