Skull Chapel

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Country: Poland Region:
Lower Silesia
Town:
Kudowa Zdrój
Category:

tourist attraction

Recommended for children from the following age groups:
  • 7-12
  • 12-16

A small baroque chapel, whose walls and ceiling inside is covered with about 3 thousand tightly stacked human skulls and bones, victims of wars and epidemics of infectious diseases. Further 20-30 thousand remains lie in the crypt beneath the chapel. On the main wall there is a small humble altar with a baroque crucifix, exhibiting some interesting specimens of skulls. Among the tibia and skulls stacked in layers at the walls of the chapel there are two wooden sculptures of angels, one with a trumpet and the Latin inscription "Rise from the dead", the other with the weight and the Latin inscription, "Come to court." Before the entrance you can see a statue with a trilingual inscription in German, Czech and Polish: "To commemorate the victims of war, and a warning to the living, 1914."

Skull Chapel

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Adress:

ul. Kościuszki 42, 57-350 Czermna, Kudowa Zdrój

Opening days and hours:

May-October Tuesday - Sunday 9:00-17:45, July-September Tuesday - Sunday 9:30-17:15, October Tuesday - Sunday 10:00-17:00, November-April Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 - 16:00. Last entry possib 15 minutes prior to closure. The chapel is closed on Mondays

Tickets adults:
free admission
Tickets children:
free admission

Phone:

+48 605 540 927

Source:

http://www.czermna.pl; http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaplica_Czaszek_w_Czermnej

Updated on

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

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