Wednesday, August 23, 2006
~~ Halstatt cont'd ~~
Alex posing at the entrance into the village of Halstatt.
Halstatt BeinHaus. The bone house in Halstatt. This village is built up the side of the hill next to the lake. Due to scarce land space their cemetery is so small that a couple hundred years ago they built the bone house and put all the old bones in it. The bones are dug up after 10 years and transferred to the bone house in the event of death in the village. However due to the popularity of cremations it has not been necessary to do so unless it was specially requested.
A side view of Halstatt village.