Beinhaus Hallstatt

The Bone Chapel
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Hallstatt is a small town cramped between the main road and the Hallst�tter See. The houses were placed so close to each other that some of them can only be reached from the water side. the Pfarrkirche, built on a rock above the town, has a small chapel called the "Beinhaus". It holds some 1200 human skulls, decorated with flower motives and texts. In history, the remains of deceased inhabitants were dug up 10 years after the burial and placed inside the chapel. This provided space to bury newly diseased people.

Hallstatt seen from the PfarrkircheBurial grounds in front of the chapel
A close up of the skullsHallstatt seen from the funicular