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Enjoy the view in Upper Austria

Wedding church basilica St. Michael Mondsee

Mondsee am Mondsee, Oberösterreich, Österreich
  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for pushchairs

The basilica St. Michael is the cultural and spiritual heart of the Mondsee region.

This gothic former monastery is just as striking today as ever. Its two towers stretch 52m into the sky. This late gothic church was constructed in the 15th century under the direction of abbot Benedikt Eck and is the second biggest church in Upper Austria. Saint Wolfgang spent a year in Mondsee in 976 as Bishop of Ratisbon and founded the pilgim church at the Wolfgangsee lake.

The basilica Mondsee reached international fame because the wedding scene in the movie "Sound of Music" with Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer was filmed inside. This is the reason why more than 200.000 people are visiting the church every year and therefore is one of the most photographed churches all over the world. Pope John Paul II upgraded the church to a basilica in 2005. In 2009 the church was reopened after a huge restauration which ended in the titel "Austria's monument of the year".

daily from 9am to 7pm,
entrance free: the parish of Mondsee asks for a little donation for the conservation of the monument

Accessibility / arrival

Coming from the Mondsee motorway, take the Mondsee Nord entrance. Follow the signs to the free parking lot center. Stroll across the palace courtyard to the market square and the basilica.

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Parking fees

partly short-term parking zone

Travelling by public transport
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  • Food and drink available : The restaurants on the market square and church square are in the immediate vicinity. (Schlossbräu, Marktwirt, Hotel Porsche, Hotel Krone, Cafe Braun, Cafe Frauenschuh, Cafe Übleis).
Service
  • Shop
  • Guided tour : If you are interested in a guided visit please contact the parish of Mondsee, 0043 6232 4166
General price information

entrance free: The parish asks for a little donation for the conservation of the monument.

Payment methods
Other payment methods
Cash payment
  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for schools
  • Suitable for kids (all ages)
  • Suitable for pushchairs
  • Suitable for teenagers
  • Suitable for seniors
  • Suitable for single travelers
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples
  • Suitable for children
Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter

Somewhat suitable for wheelchairs: Assistance is sometimes necessary. The measurements do not (fully) conform to the legally stipulated ÖNORM.

Access
  • ramp accessible
other information
  • path width (min. 150 cm)
  • Entrance to the building

Contact


Wedding church basilica St. Michael Mondsee
Kirchengasse 1
5310 Mondsee am Mondsee

Phone +43 6232 4166
E-Mailpfarre.mondsee@dioezese-linz.at
Webwww.pfarre-mondsee.at
http://www.pfarre-mondsee.at

Contact person
Mr Pfarrer Rektor Dr. Ernst Wageneder
Pfarre Mondsee
Kirchengasse 1
5310 Mondsee am Mondsee

Phone +43 6232 4166
E-Mailpfarre.mondsee@dioezese-linz.at
Webwww.pfarre-mondsee.com

We speak the following languages

German
English
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