Catholic Church of Hallstatt

The catholic parish church of Hallstatt

The catholic parish church in Hallstatt is a beautiful gem in the midst of the world cultural heritage village. the small Romantchurch dates back to 1181, its powerful tower dating back to the 12th century bears witness to this fact. Daringly built in the late Gothic times high up on a rock with a steep drop became finally in 1505 the existing church of today. Shortly after the church became the centre of the fight for faith and was, for a while, protestant. It remained however the always a gem in the heart of all the salt miners and wealthy salt mine lords from Salzburg, in the market square or in the yard. Since 1939 the maintenance of this gem has been in the hands of the small church community along with friends and visitors.In the year 2002 the catholic parish church was completely renovated.

The cemetery

The rocky grounds of the parish church became the Hallstatt cemetery. The front is assigned the Evangelist Christians. Following the rules of the cemetery there are no family graves. A grave can be re-occupied after ten years. The dead are buried horizontally; the grave verge covers only a small part of the grave. Above the graves is the sign of Christ, a cross, made of wood or wrought steel.

“Bone House" of Hallstatt

Hallstatt | Bonehouse: Visit the famous and historic bonehouse. Kept in this charnel house are 1200 human skulls. 610 of them have been hand-painted, have been arranged according to individual family groups, and the dats of death marked on them.

» “Bone House" of Hallstatt

© Kraft | Beinhaus in Hallstatt

Always well-informed

When is the next cable car to the Dachstein Plateau in Obertraun? When does the next sightseeing ship depart from Hallstatt? With the four tourism platforms of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut // www.hallstatt.net // www.bad-goisern.net // www.obertraun.net // www.gosautal.net // you will always stay up-to-date on current hours of operation, itineraries and more. If you’d like to use this information for during your stay in the holiday region of Dachstein Salzkammergut, then we would suggest that you save the appropriate website of your holiday destination in your favourites list on your smartphone or tablet. Then, you will always be informed during your holiday in the Salzkammergut. We hope to see you in Hallstatt, Gosau, Bad Goisern and Obertraun!

Information at a glance

  • Contakt:
    The catholic parish church in Hallstatt Katholische Pfarre Hallstatt
    Kirchenweg 40
    4830 Hallstatt
    Austria
    Phone: +43 6134 (0) 8279
    E-Mail: pfarre.hallstatt@dioezese-linz.at
    Homepage: www.kath.hallstatt.net (only in German)

    Opening times of Bonehouse Hallstatt: 25th of April to 26th of october 2015
    Daily from 10.00 to 18.00 hrs.
    Admission price: 1,50 Euro
    Opening times of the catholic parish church: 1st of May to 26th of october 2015
    Daily from 10.00 to 18.00 hrs.
    Daily from 10.00 to 18.00 hrs.
    Admission price: free

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