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“A don't miss in Hallstatt!”
Review of Hallstatt Ossuary

Hallstatt Ossuary
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Ranked #5 of 17 things to do in Hallstatt
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London, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
“A don't miss in Hallstatt!”
Reviewed July 16, 2012

Make sure you check the opening and closing times of the Ossuary. It's well worth a visit, and only takes about 10 minutes of your time. Everything is in one room, costs a few euro for entry and the staff will hand you an info sheet in your respective language.

Visited May 2012
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“Macabre but interesting”
Reviewed June 27, 2012

We only visited here because we saw it on a Rick Steves TV episode. Sounded offbeat and we were in Hallstatt so we wnet by (opens at 10). And it was worth it (only 1.5 euros admission). It is a small room filled mostly with skulls marked with person's names and ornamentation from the 1800s- mid-1900s. A printed and out explains the history and the meaning of the ornamentation. It was small and tour groups did not go in so that made it nice as well. It is behind the Catholic Church and you need to look for it. Hard to say why but it was more interesting than it sounds. Maybe because it is the "real thing" and not a made-up tourist attraction.

Visited June 2012
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Melrose, Massachusetts
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“While at the bone house, enjoy the cemetery too.”
Reviewed June 24, 2012

Don't be dismissive of this important piece of history just because you see photos of skulls. Yes, there are lots of skulls and you get to be feet from them. The purpose of this house is important and the care and respect given to the dead is moving. Outside the bone house in the churchyard is a cemetery which I thought to be unique and lovely. The views are wonderful and the setting is peaceful. A great place to contemplate history.

Visited June 2012
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Mansfield, Texas
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“The Bone House”
Reviewed June 19, 2012

I really enjoyed this. the history is good. It will cost 1 euro to get in, and you will be given and info sheet in your language. Take your time in there.

Visited June 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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“An Absolute Must to Visit”
Reviewed June 15, 2012

Hallstatt is about an hour and a half from Salzburg, and anyone who visits Austria should definitely make the trip there. It is a breathtaking experience. Not only is it really interesting to walk around the 7000 year old village, but we took the funicular up the mountain and were blown away by the view. It was truly spectacular. We had lunch at the restaurant up there, which was really nice. But beware, they do not accept any credit cards so have some cash handy. There's a "room" next to the church, full of human skulls, decorated with floral art. When the cemetery became too full, they exhumed the bones and placed them in this room. The history of this place is awesome.

Visited June 2012
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