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... Chapel (Beinhaus en Michaelschapel):
Since the 1200's exhumed human bones have been moved from the grave graveyard to be displayed in the Bone House in the Gothic Michael's Chapel. Why is this? It was mainly because the lack of land didn't let the graveyard expand for new deaths and cremation was
not allowed by the church. Their solution was to dig up bodies 10 to 15 years after a burial and move the bones to the chapel, therefore opening up a ...
... experience the unique views across Hallstatt and Obertraun, the lake Hallstattersee and the Inners Salzkammergut region from these 5 differently designed platform.'On the way to the five fingers we walked to the welter respirate, a viewing platform on the summit of Krippenstein mountain (2,100 m) that is supposed to have 360 degree panoramic views. At this point we sat down, saw a patch of blue, waited, got up and returned it the cable car. We did not even attempt ...
... up the grave sites 15 -20 years after death, cleaning the skulls and main bones; then, painting them, writing the family name with a date and storing them. The grave yard is really small and this was the towns solution to the problem. They charge 1.50 euros to see the skulls, it's very gothic. I read about this church in an article sometime back before we even planned this trip. Lunch was interesting ( the food was good) as we saw a ' Basil ' moment in the cafe. It ...
... make out through the gloom, towering mountains, boats like butterflies, flitting across the water, and church steeples as we rounded bends. Then we followed a river for many miles until we came to lake Hallstatt. We swept along the shores until you could see the township of Hallstatt with its distinct church steeples. The train stops at the train station called Hallstatt but to get to the town you must cross the lake by ferry. We arrive at the small village and walk to our ...
... the cloudy day somehow enhanced the reflection of the monastery in the water of the lake. We then entered the monastery to see the museum and library. The library is truly stunning, particularly the ceiling frescoes. Its restoration cost about 6 million euro to complete. There ...