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Themed tour “Religion“

Stories of faith

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 you will learn what role the faith has played in Hallstatt at all times and how the Catholic and Protestant communities got by in a confined space. But that was not always so…! The highlight of the tour is a visit to the Ossuary, where thousands of bones and hundreds of skulls are laid out. Those who are scared of skulls should not shy away from visiting the ossuary, because with their skilfully painted skulls, the Hallstatt ossuary is a curiosity without equal and amazes the beholder.

Time stands still!

There is plenty to see and do in the Dachstein Salzkammergut holiday region. Old mines, breathtaking views, “Glücksplätze” (places of happiness) or spellbinding places of rest. But what can you do when the weather is not so nice? Our tip: A trip to the numerous churches and places of worship within the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. For these spiritual places have long been special attraction and tell, in their very own special way, the changing history of the Salzkammergut. Whether at the picturesque “Kalvarienberg” church in Gosau, in the Catholic parish church in Hallstatt with its historical ossuary or in front of the Catholic church in Sankt Agatha; here you will find peace and relaxation away from the busy world. “And time stands still!"

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