Mondsee Travel Guide

  • Things to Do
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    St Michael's Church
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  • Things to Do
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Mondsee Highlights

  • Pro
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    mydreamquest says…

     Great Recreational Gettaway, Stargazing at night, Calm 

  • Con
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    randm1 says…

     Not much there 

  • In a nutshell
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    lotharlerch says…

     for me the nicest lake in Salzkammergut 

Mondsee Things to Do

  • Boat trip on Mondsee

    One of the reasons for visiting Mondsee was to try a boat trip on the lake. The lake is one of the warmest in Austria and is popular with swimmers. We were really lucky because the first place we tried the boat which is also called Mondsee was just about to leave at 1030am. It was a good choice and only cost us about 6.80 euros each and the trip...

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  • St Michael's Church

    Whilst wandering around the town of Mondsee we came upon the town centre. An ornate path lead to St Michael’s Church. One of the reasons people come to this is area is because of the film ‘The Sound of music’. St Michael’s Church was used for the filming of the wedding of Maria and Captain Von Trapp. The church was extremely busy and another reason...

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  • Mondsee were "Sound of Music " was...

    What words can you use to descibe this beautiful little village and the area that surrounds it. It's just like you would imagine it would be. The little town looks as if it was just painted before you arrived. Of course the church (Pfarrkinche St. Michael) that "Maria" was married in (in the "Sound of Music") is in the center of this village. It is...

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  • Advent in Mondsee

    Advent in Mondsee is a great christmasmarket in front of the church of Mondsee. I have been there last year and it looks very romantique when the village of Mondsee is covered by snow. It is open obviously only at the 4 weekends before 24. dezember.

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  • Advent in Mondsee

    The Advent Market in Mondsee has become more attractive from year to year. Seasonal events, such as carol concerts and plays, get you into the Christmas Spirit. Amid Mondsee´s historical ambience, with the basilica (well known form the film "The Sound of Music") and its cloisters, the château and the church square.

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  • Other sights

    To the right and slightly behind the church you'll find a nicely manicured little park with this memorial that I think is some kind of war memorial, although I couldn't read it. If you continue up the hill on this side of the church, you'll end up at the Freilichtmuseum, which includes a few wooden houses that depict 18th century life in the town....

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  • Mondsee

    A slight oddity of the town of Mondsee is that it's built about 500 yards off of the lake. However, it's just a quick, slightly downhill walk to the waterfront and there you'll find a nice walking promenade and small grassy park as well as a couple places to eat and some boat docks. Here you can also rent boats and windsurfing boards or just enjoy...

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  • The museum

    Just to the left of the entrance to the church, you'll find the Heimatmuseum which has items from over the years collected from the former monastery. Remember, this place was founded way back in the 8th century, so there are many artifacts that have been collected over the years. In fact, there are items here that date back to 2500 B.C. that are...

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  • Interior

    Architecture buffs will enjoy the interior of Pfarrkirche St Michael which features seven altars carved by Meinrad Guggenbichler who I never heard of until I visited here, but apparently he was a famous Swiss sculptor who dedicated much of his life to beautifying the monastery here in Mondsee as well as the church.

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  • The church

    Other than leisure activities, the main reason that people visit Mondsee is to see this church. It began as the church for the former Benedictine monastery which was the whole reason the town was founded way back in the 8th century. Today it's known officially as Pfarrkirche St Michael, although it's also known as the "Wedding Church" from the...

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  • Main market square

    Mondsee's main market square sits right in front of the church of the former Benedictine monastery and is lined with great cafes all with with outdoor seating. The buildings in the square are really colorful and interesting and provide a beautiful setting for a meal. You'll also find a few shops in the square and on the streets jutting off of the...

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  • Visit the church

    Just to say you've been there. If you have no interest in seeing the church, I can't imagine why you'd be here!

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Mondsee Restaurants

  • A Strudel to Die For

    Whenever you go on a bus tour, you will eventually be taken to a place to eat where they will proclaim, "The Best Apple Strudel in all of Austria" is here. Quite honestly, I think any Apple Studel in Austria is the Best Apple Strudel in all of Austria!! Typically, when you order strudel, you have a choice of combining the strudel with vanilla ice...

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  • Waterfront eating

    Well, Michael and I only spent a couple hours here (which is really all you need to see the basics) so we didn't eat lunch, but you have some great choices in terms of atmosphere. You can either choose one of the places in the beautiful main square or walk down to the waterfront and pull up at a chair overlook the lake. Either way, you'll have a...

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Mondsee Nightlife

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    by PelLihi Written Jul 19, 2006

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    The Big Bamboo is a well known Bar in Upper Austria as well as beyond that region. If you like stylish bars whith house music and pretty people standing around everywhere and watching each other - than this is your spot.

    Besides the snobby people, this is a relly nice bar for having a couple of Caipirinhas.

    Dress Code: Casual.

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Mondsee Transportation

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    by acemj Updated Dec 12, 2004

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    I was fortunate that VTer globetrott was kind enough to drive me from Salzburg to the lake district, including Mondsee. The ride is actually quite beautiful, especially as you approach the lake and see the mountains surrounding the lake. You'll be coming in on the A1 Autobahn that links Salzburg and Vienna.

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Mondsee Shopping

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    by acemj Updated Dec 12, 2004

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    This shop just a few doors up the hill (away from the lake) from the main square has paper supplies and other practicalities, but I just stopped in to buy a few postcards.

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Mondsee Local Customs

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    by acemj Updated Dec 12, 2004

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    Mondsee really seems like it would be a great place to live. After all, it's fairly close to Salzburg so you won't feel to isolated from a decent size city. It's very laid back and has a beautiful physical setting on the northwest edge of the Mondsee (the lake). It gets its share of tourists, but not as many as some of the other towns in the Salkammergut (the region around the glacier-carved lakes in this area). If you're into watersports, it has its share and if you're into mountain sports or hiking, both are within a short distance.

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Mondsee Favorites

  • Family fun

    Mondsee is a great place for families to come and enjoy beach and water-related activities in a relaxed and beautiful environment. The small promenade down by the waterfront also has some grass-covered areas for children to play.

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  • Tourist info

    Mondsee's tourist office is just a block or so off of the main square and is open from 9am to 7pm Monday through Saturday and 9am to 1pm on Sundays during peak season. They can arrange lodging if you decide to stay in town where there are a couple hotels, a youth hostel and plenty of private rooms for rent. The tourist office is located at...

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