Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary, Hallstatt

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 at the forefront of your travel plans using our Hallstatt trip planner.
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  •  There is a signboard to the nave in the middle in the city of Hallstatt, and it climbs up from there.  Because it is not such a tight slope, even elderly people like me can go up without difficulty.  There is a small church in this nave, a small but wonderful church, the paintings and sculptures of the altar are both wonderful. Also, the view from here is worth seeing.
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  • Founded in the 12th century, only a small part of the open, there are 1200 bones, each engraved with the year of death, part of the colorful, arranged in the family position, 1720 because the small cemetery is too small, 10-15 years after burial will open the bone after the method of bone washing, by the people or family on the table of memory, People who want to store their bones here need to be
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