sights / Religious

Beinhaus information

Hallstatt , Austria
Kirchenweg 40
admission €1.50
Opening hours
10am-6pm, closed Nov-Apr
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This small charnel house contains rows of neatly stacked skulls, painted with decorative designs and the names of their former owners. Bones have been exhumed from the overcrowded graveyard since 1600, and the last skull in the collection was added in 1995. It stands in the grounds of the 15th-century Catholic Pfarrkirche (parish church), which has some attractive Gothic frescoes and three winged altars inside.