Highlight 5 of our Hallstatt tour, Saint Michael’s Chapel and bonehouse, can be found directly behind the Catholic Church.
Saint Michael’s Chapel probably comes into being when the small, Romanesque parish church in Hallstatt is extended in 1320. The cemetery is created on the small, rocky plateau around the parish church when first church is built.
The world famous ossuary can be found on the lower floor of the chapel. Skulls from the cemetery have been stored here since the 17th century.
Within chapel you can find a window with a costly Gothic stained glass representation of Saint Michael with the scales for the soul. The Baroque altar to Saint Michael, donated in 1612, stands on the east side.
The stone light houses on the outside serve to let the parish know if the priest is in.
Enjoy now the 3 points of interest from Highlight 5 and then continue you tour of Hallstatt. Highlight 6 is Dr.-Friedrich-Morton-Weg. You will find out how to get there at the beginning of Highlight 6.