Kaplica Czaszek

Kaplica Czaszek, Kudowa-Zdroj

Kaplica Czaszek
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Zych D
6 contributions
Chapel of skulls one of the few in the Europe
Jun 2021 • Family
Very interesting place to visit.

A place where seriousness and respect for the dead must be maintained.
One of the few places in europe where you can see thousands of human bones.
You must not take pictures for obvious reasons. a
Aplace for responsible people who can appreciate the seriousness of the place.

Quite far from big tourist centers. Very affordable price.

There is a spa town in the vicinity where you can find many places for rest and relaxation.
Written 28 June 2021
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pawel_hbg
Sopot, Poland9 252 contributions
24000 skulls and bones in total
Jun 2021 • Couples
Located in the small Polish town of Czermna, the Skull Chapel is a small and unassuming chapel. However you would be shocked by what’s hidden behind the wooden door. The skulls and bones of over 3,000 victims of wars and plagues cover the walls and ceiling and another 21,000 skeletons fillings the church crypt below. 
The chapel was built in 1776 by Bohemian local parish priest Vaclav Tomasek, who served as a mass grave for local people who died from war and disease during that period of time, the chapel was intended as a shrine for the dead, as well as a “memento mori” for the living.
The Skull Chapel is the only such monument in Poland, and one of six in whole Europe.
Written 1 June 2021
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tomki2
Zagan, Poland191 contributions
Chapel in Kudowa
Feb 2021
If you want to see Real bones, this place is for you. Recommended to visit as a additional atraction, for example after Błędne Skaly or Strzeliniec.
Written 25 February 2021
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Emilie D
3 contributions
Pazdziernik 2020
Oct 2020 • Couples
It is very small and was not so impressive for me. You first listen to an audio recording about the history of the place and then a nun will say a few more words, answer visitors' questions and show what is under the Chapel.
Written 28 October 2020
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bialy78
Dunfermline, UK75 contributions
Its quite -wow !
Jun 2019
Chapel of Sculls is quite small but impress and worth to have a look. Nice history behinds this place. Nice walk from Kudowa Zdroj to Kaplica Czaszek, its not too far.
Written 8 October 2019
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Gerardus V
1 contribution
Not allowed to visit
Aug 2019
After a 2 hour drive we (a couple with two daughters) arrived at the Chapel at 16.20 and went to buy entry tickets. The people right in front of us apparently obtained the last tickets; we were informed that they were sold out for the day and had to come back tomorrow. We explained our situation but they said there was nothing they could do. This was really disappointing of course, but something that can happen. After our long drive we badly needed to visit the toilet - for which we had to pay. When we came back from the toilet, around 16.35, we saw that entry tickets were being sold again. A whole lot of people who arrived after us had now obtained entry tickets. So we went back in line to buy tickets again. Unfortunately the couple two places ahead of us obtained the last tickets (again). We asked for an explanation, as we felt that we were treated very unfair. No explanation was provided, the people claimed again that they sold out for the day and that they did not speak any foreign languages, only Polish. I think this is outrageous, unfair and not a very Christian thing to do. On a positive end note: when they open the door to let people into the chapel, you can get a quick, good peak into the building. I don't think that we missed much in the end.
Written 15 August 2019
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Kamila, Tomek Szyszka
Olsztyn, Poland47 contributions
Just skip it
May 2019 • Couples
A small chapel full of skulls and bones.
Nothing to see or hear as the information provided there is from a doubtful source (in Polish only)
Overcrowded, it doesn't make a difference if you go there or see pictures online because it's literally only this one room.
Unpleasant service.
Written 9 June 2019
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Aušrinė J
Kaunas, Lithuania119 contributions
For local tourists
Oct 2018 • Friends
Nobody from the employees speaks English and there is no information in English. Strangely, the same case is with Russian. So we had to rely on similarities between Polish and Russian in order to understand at least something.
I understand these limitaions when it is a live tour. But they actually let you in, say a few sentences and put on the audio recording! And then in the end a few more sentences. Would it be too hard to find an English speaking person, record the audio and play it when the group of foreigners arrives? Or just make a specific time for a tour in English, once or twice per day.
By the way, it is not allowed to take photos inside.
From the restoration works around, I think they are doing pretty good financially. So a little investment in English speaking tourists would make a huge difference.
Written 9 May 2019
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Raroboy
Canada544 contributions
Creepy
Jun 2018 • Couples
Priest Vaclac Tomasek had quite a hobby. He gathered, cleaned and arranged the skeletons recovered from numerous mass graves left by the 30 year war which was from 1618 – 1648 and from a cholera outbreak 1740 - 1763. If you want to experience something different then you should come here.
Written 9 December 2018
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Marek B
Lodz, Poland16 contributions
Scary
Aug 2018 • Family
Interesting history, but initial motivation was lost. Now it is doubtful attraction.
History- plus
Current state- minus
Written 22 August 2018
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