Cemetery, Hallstatt, Austria

Beinhaus (Hallstatt) with Bones and Skulls

A few steps behind the Catholic church in Hallstatt, Austria, stands the 12th-century Saint Michael Chapel (Michelskapelle). There is the famous Beinhaus with its approximately six hundred rows of rows of painted skulls. It goes back to 1700, when the Hallstatt cemetery became too small to give room for each person to have their own grave. The towns people came to a solution, digging up … Continue reading Beinhaus (Hallstatt) with Bones and Skulls