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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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Hallstatt ossuary is unique

Hallstatt ossuary is unique and is worth your time of just a few minutes during your Hallstatt stay/ stopover.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Pranav_Thakur
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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Hallstatt ossuary is unique and is worth your time of just a few minutes during your Hallstatt stay/ stopover.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The charnel house or ‘Bone House’ (Beinhaus) in St. Michael’s Chapel is one of the most interesting tourist sites in Hallstatt. The chapel dates back to the 12th century and is located next to the catholic parish church and cemetery. It contains an unusual collection of over 600 artistically painted skulls, many dating from the end of the 18th century... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This experience, for us, was over in 10 minutes. This doesn't mean it's not worth it. It's only a few Euros and you get to stand amongst all these skulls and read a sheet on the history of this little room. We took photos on my phone but the dim light made it blurry, so I'll not upload. There's not... More 

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North Shields, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had not fully done our research about Hallstatt and only came across this "attraction" when visiting the catholic church. This was accessed before the church and you had to pay a modest entrance fee of €3 per person. The site is small and dark, but what you see, if you were not expecting this, comes as a surprise. A... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a small, out of the way chapel in historical Hallstatt. The gentlemen at the entrance was helpful and offered written translations for most visitors. A historical site not to be missed.

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Marietta, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed learning about the history and culture of the town of Hallstatt, and particularly of the salt miners and people of the town. Our guide, Amelie Horing, did such a nice job describing the life of the church and town. And the view from the church's platform alone is worth the walk up

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had read about this place beforehand so knew what to expect but it was still kind of creepy. It is very interesting to see other culture's traditions. When I told my mom about it she was horrified but if you understand the history it makes sense. I definitely recommend the hike up to the church and the ossuary, it's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hard to find as it is not well marked in terms of direction , but quite unique . Stores skulls and bones all neatly stacked and marked from centuries . Next to the Catholic Church and cemetery near the boat terminal . Worth a short visit and some morbid photographs !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

This will only take 15 mins of your time but worth looking at. 1.50 Euro fee. Multi language translation sheets available.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

It's a tiny room and costs a euro or two to enter, and it's full of skulls! There's some description of the history of the place, why and how it came about. It's a weird, eerie, disturbing, interesting place. It only takes a few minutes to see it, and I am not at all sorry that I went there.

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