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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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A hidden chapel in a beautiful church in a beautiful town

What a hidden gem in a beautiful cemetery on the ground of the Church of Assumption. Peaceful and lovingly decorated to make room for more recent departed. Some say, it is morbid... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
DaveL300
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East Hampton, Connecticut

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East Hampton, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a hidden gem in a beautiful cemetery on the ground of the Church of Assumption. Peaceful and lovingly decorated to make room for more recent departed. Some say, it is morbid but we say that this chapel is respectful of past town folks.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

(2011) I was mesmerized by the decorations on the skulls in this bone room. It is well worth the hike to see this!

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

I really love cemeteries (morbid, I know), and this is a really interesting addition to the cemetery in Hallstatt. It is a bit of a steep hike, but seeing the church, cemetery, and Ossuary and the great view from up here make it all worth it.

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Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Since the elevated cemetery at the catholic parish church of the Assumption is so small, remains were put in this crypt and the skulls were painted with symbols plus their names. Apparently even now people before their demise can request this option.

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Graz, Austria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Very cool experience. A small vault with a lof of skulls which were found here and gathered together. The last skull is from a woman who died in 1983 and her skull was placed here as late as in 1994. Nowadays, you can decide before you die if you want your skull to be placed here. It is a very... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We were amazed at being able to view such a personal place. The €1.50 is such a small thing to help preserve and allow visitors to see the past villagers. The painted details on the skulls only started in the 1700's, but the burial practice is much much older. The map location on TripAdvisor is in the wrong spot, it... More 

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Herzlia, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

In the middle of the beautiful Hallstatt, you'll find this lovely cemetery where the tradition is to show the skulls of the desist, and paint them colorfully! albeit creepy, the result is quite lovely - interesting to read the stories behind some of the skulls!

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Murphy, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The history behind this attraction is really interesting. Have to visit to find out all the details, but not as bad as people would think. Given the limited space available in the region, not surprising. Well worth the visit. Beautiful views of Hallstatt from the cemetery.

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Vienna, Austria
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

The Hallstatt Ossuary located on a hill in the middle of city Hallstatt, next to the Parish of the Assumption Church, it was nice to visit exploring history of the town, entry €2 pro Person.

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Jannali, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Very interesting sanctuary for the people who have passed on. Artful and done with respect. A fitting tribute.

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