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.
Hallstatt | With over 1200 skulls (more than 600 of which are painted and sorted by family), this small chapel is one of the most popular locations with visitors to Hallstatt.
Hallstatt | With the historic ossuary and the small mountain cemetery, the pilgrimage church is a fixture for visitors from all over the world. But it also contains an exciting criminal history ....
When looking at Hallstatt, you can see how people's beliefs shaped the overall appearance of the World Heritage town. On our 1 ½ hour journey through the picturesque alleys.
Hallstatt - Small village with a great history
The picturesque village on the lake with the same name owes its existence to the rich salt deposit of salt in the mountain of Hallstatt. 7000 years ago, as the prehistoric humans from Hallstatt began to take the salt from the salt mine who would of guessed, that this little village would give its name to a period in history – the Hallstatt period (800-400 BC). Rich findings in Hallstatt and the upper valley of Hallstatt gave this village international recognition; even today discoveries are still made in the salt mountain of Hallstatt. Among the most beautiful places of interest are the oldest salt mine in the world and the ossuary in Hallstatt, a romantic boat ride on Lake Hallstatt, a trip to the breathtaking cave world in Obertraun and a visit to the Lake Gosau with the mighty Dachstein glacier. Additionally, Bad Goisern is popular in the summer with hikers and bikers. In winter guests are lured in by the ski areas of Dachstein West in Gosau and the Ski and Freeride Arena in neighboring Obertraun with perfect slope conditions. We wish you an unforgettable holiday in Hallstatt!
Informationen at a glance
The catholic parish church in Hallstatt
Katholische Pfarre Hallstatt
Phone: +43 (0) 6134 8279
Homepage: www.kath.hallstatt.net (only in German)
For visiting the catholic church you have to walk on the small hill over stonesteps. Arriving there you have the possibility to visit the church, the historic bonehouse with over 600 painted skulls and an amazing view over the area and the town.
By car: parking area on P1, P2 and P3
By train: arriving in Hallstatt you take the ferry to Hallstatt, from the pier you walk 5 minutes | Homepage Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB)
By bus: you arrive directly on the busterminal, from there it is a walk about 15 minutes | Homepage Postbus