The cemetery now has become a tourist attractions. Reflects the local people to respect and take good care of life.
The half-mountain Catholic Church is the most important church in the town of Hallstatt. More than 60% of Hallstatt's population believes in Catholicism. On the side of the church is the town's cemetery, which also includes Protestant and other believers. Due to the limited cemetery in the town, the elderly gradually became crowded. Later, there was a rule, the ancestors gave way to future generations, and the skulls of the ancestors stayed in the church for a tribute. More than 600 skulls are stacked together, with the name of the elegant font, the date of birth and death, and the pattern of the cross and the rose. In addition to the solemnity, there is still a special warmth. This is the origin of the human bone chamber. This is a special history of Hallstatt, respect and sincerity to life.
Half-mountain is also a good place to overlook the town and the Protestant church. In addition to the postcard perspective that everyone is looking for, it offers another possibility for us to see the town, with a unique view.
The cemetery in front of the human bone hall, the flowers are in full bloom, there is no traditional concept in the gloomy, the living people can sleep here, must be very happy. The human bones are very small, and the door is guarded by a special person. Before entering, you will be given a ticket for 3 Euro/2 people. The staff will ask you for your nationality and send a brochure for the corresponding language. Entering the tomb, no one else explains, except for thinking and remembering, all your understanding of the human bones comes from this book.
Because Hallstatt is a mountain lake, the land is expensive, so the burial place is very limited. After 10 years of burial, the dead bones will be removed from the tomb and placed in the skeleton hall in the cave on the mountain. It has been growing for a long time, and many bones are piled up here. The skull was processed and several symbolic patterns were drawn on it. The patterns represent: oak leaves - glorious; laurel leaves - victory; ivy - life; rose - love. The skulls are arranged in units of the family, with the name of the deceased and the date of death. All the skulls that have been moved to the body will get their consent before the deceased, which lasted for 1600 years. Whether it is a living or a dead person, there is a kind of respect and awe.
Originally felt so small and sturdy, the bones filled with skulls must be more gloomy. But in fact, not only is there a little bit of gloom, but it is full of warmth. Perhaps the life here is too happy, and everyone feels happy to say goodbye to the world. The only thing here is the appreciation of art and the admiration of the ancient Hallstatt.
Passing through the secluded path of the town of Hallstatt, you will come to the Catholic Church on the mountainside. It is surrounded by mountains and waters and is the best view overlooking the marina market. It is also home to the famous Hallstatt Catholic Church.
The tombstones of the deceased in the front garden of the church are surrounded by a variety of flowers, and do not give a feeling of eerie, but on the contrary is a thriving scene. Walking into the church, a candle is lit up by people, some are lovers of the dead, and some are praying for themselves.
Come here, there is another place that must not be missed, that is, the human bone church that is daunting but beautiful after the Catholic Church. There are rows of skulls lined with flowers and the names of the dead. Since the town is too small and there are not enough cemeteries, since 1600, the pagan customs of the Celtic burial have been practiced here, and the last skull was added in 1995.