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Visit Hallstatt, Austria and see the Charnel House in the Catholic Church cemetary. Due to limited space in the cemetary, the bones of the parishioners were exhumed and the skulls and large bones placed in the Bonehaus. Since the Catholic Church now allows cremation, the bonehaus is now a stop for reflection for many people who visit Hallstatt. There is a small charge to enter the Bonehaus, I think about 15-20 Austrian Schillings.
This photo is courtesy of Nature_Girl, since I didn't want to risk having a curse placed on me. I really shouldn't have worried since they sell postcards of the bonehouse in the little information booth.
I wonder if all those people ever thought their skulls would be such a tourist attraction.

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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