Hallstatt is an Austrian village in the region of Salzkammergut. The area of the village is significant from the historic point of view – in the local parish there is a charnel house, i.e. a chapel, in which the dead were buried. There is also a cemetery from the times of the Iron Age. Some bodies were buried in the so called clay baths, which makes this prehistoric necropolis a priceless archeological find. Tourists may visit the ossuary in which centuries-old skulls are kept: they are decorated with flowers and signed with the name of the deceased. There is also an ancient salt mine near Hallstatt, probably it is the world’s oldest one. The village is picturesquely situated at the foot of the Salzburg Alps on Lake Hallstatt. Extraordinary climate of Hallstatt is the reason for which the Chinese built a full-scale replica of the village.