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Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary, Hallstatt

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Prepare to be both spooked and awe-inspired with a trip to Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary, the famous bone house on the ground floor of a 12th-century chapel. The site holds over 1,200 human skulls, 610 of which have been hand-painted in floral designs. In the 18th century the chapel's cemetery became too crowded, and thus the practice emerged of digging up graves 10 to 15 years after death in order to free up a lot. The unearthed skulls were kept, cleaned, and bleached. Following the custom of decorating a grave with flowers, it became a tradition to paint the skulls with flowers. The skulls are grouped by family, with the dates of death written on them. Respectful silence is expected. Put Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary into our Hallstatt vacation trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • 在 Hallstatt 的人口中,超过 60%都信奉天主教。教堂边,是小镇的墓园,其中亦包含了新教及其它信仰的人士。因小镇墓地有限,年长日久便渐渐拥挤起来。后来就有了规矩,先人为后人让地,先人的头骨则留在教堂的一隅,供人缅怀。600 多个头骨堆叠在一起,上面用优雅的字体描了姓名,生卒年月,还有十字架和玫瑰花的花纹,在肃穆以外,竟然还有一丝特别的温馨。这便是人骨室的由来。这是属于 Hallstatt...  more »
  • The sign which shows you the location isn't clear enough , and the google maps won't be fair to you , try you best to see this place  more »
  • Interesting story. Very simply, printed out information in several languages at the entrance. Really worth a visit, like the whole cemetery.
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  • A cemetery where many of the town's residents are buried. It remains strange to me as to why they open this to the public. Keep silent out of respect for those deceased.
  • Easy stair climb up here. This is where you go to see the skulls. There is a cemetery in the front and then stacks of sun bleached skulls inside.
  • Small crypt containing stacks of skulls, painted and labelled.
  • It cost 2€ for student, though inside is really small, I'm still finding it really meaningful and I learned some history from them!!
  • One of the most beautiful cemeteries I have ever seen!