The luscious lakeside town of Mondsee allures millions of visitors with its mineral enriched, warm waters and famous connection to the immensely popular Sound of Music film. Recognisable relics decorate the old town, many of which were featured in the seminal film. The sparkling surface of the iridescent lake is undoubtedly Mondsee’s most arresting vision with its mountainous back drop and verdant surroundings; swimming in the clean and clear lake is actively encouraged due to the inviting temperature and healing properties of the water.
A historic monument that enjoyed a starring role in The Sound of Music is the perfectly picturesque Parish Church, a lovely lemon yellow display of baroque beauty. Dati8ng back to the 15th century, the church features in one of the film’s most moving martial scenes, specifically the one in which the Eliza Von Trapp marries her sweetheart.
Living proof of the town’s diverse cultural scene, next to the church resides an archaeological museum that boasts artefacts dating back to the stone age. Due to the region’s rich geological heritage and its place upon the site of a former monastery, the Museum Mondseeland und Pfahlbaumuseum features a captivating collection of excavated treasures that speak eloquently of Mondsee’s intriguing past.
Occupying a wonderful spot in the historic heart of Mondsee, the Schlossbrau Restaurant serves region specialities that are sure to pleasure even the most discerning palate. Sit upon the pleasant outdoor terrace in order to enjoy crispy schnitzel and perfectly seasoned potatoes.(Wredeplatz 1, Mondsee 5310, Austria)