© View to lake Mondsee © TVB Mondsee-Irrsee
© View to lake Mondsee © TVB Mondsee-Irrsee
Winter scene with blue mountains, lake and sun.

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The habitat Mondsee-Irrsee

The pearl in or the gate to the Salzkammergut region?

Let's assume you buy a travel guide about Austria or more detailed about the Salzkammergut region or Salzburg and its surroundings and you search for the city of "Mondsee". The guide will desribe you our home town either as "pearl in the Salzkammergut" or "gate to the Salzkammergut".

Let's assume you would like to get to know Mondsee (btw. moon lake in English) and find out for yourself if we are more pearl or gate. Anyway just take the highway exit "Mondsee" and decide for yourself: "Going left direction Irrsee or right direction Mondsee"? This difficult decision you have to make on your very own.

Of course the region around the Mondsee and Irrsee is dominated by its bathing lakes. Mondsee and Irrsee are named "brothers" although they are more like day and night. One, the Mondsee, is a lively, sportly and active bathing lake providing the right offer for all kinds of fun. The other is protected by nature conservation laws and well known for its romantic watersides. Between and around the two lakes one word describes experience without boundaries: diversity. Diversity for discoverer.

The following photo gallery can be navigated with the arrow keys (left, right).

Now it is up to you what you would like to discover first: relaxation, fun and action, culinary features, romance, luck, or.... Anyway providing you with information you are looking for is our job. If you not find sufficient information on this website feel free to contact us.

After visiting our website still one question is not answered: pearl or gate? The gate of course has to do with our direct access to the highway. If you want to go further into the legendary Salzkammergut region you first have to stop in Mondsee. The attribut "pearl" is a big honor to us and we say thank you to the author first calling us so. But we say that we are not that exquisit like a pearl even though we are really proud living and working in a unique Austrian region. We would name ourselves as the whole diversity of Austria on one spot.

Still one question to go: left or right? or both?

We would love to help you answering this question. Please feel free to contact us at any time.


Tourism association Mondsee-Irrsee
Dr. Franz Müller Str. 3
5310 Mondsee

Phone+43 6232 2270
Fax machine+43 6232 2270-22

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Mondsee am Mondsee

Mondsee lake

The Mondsee - moonlake in English - offers a wide range of watersport activities. With a length of 11 kilometers an a width of up to 2 kilometers the Mondsee is one of the biggest lakes in the Salzkammergut region. The Mondsee and neighbouring Irrsee…

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Zell am Moos am Irrsee

Irrsee Lake

Lake Irrsee - the warmest bathing lake in the Salzkammergut To the north of the Mondsee you can find the romantic Irrsee lake. This moor lake has a length of five kilometres, is about one kilometer wide and surrounded by a natural and unspoilt…

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Mondsee am Mondsee

Wedding church basilica St. Michael Mondsee

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…

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Mondsee am Mondsee

Pile Dwelling Pavilion

The pile dwelling pavilion is freely accessible and, for the first time in a new form, presents the history of the inhabitants of the pile dwelling villages that now lie under water. The presentation of the UNESCO World Heritage Site is designed to…

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Tiefgraben am Mondsee

Mondsee Open-Air Museum, Smoke House

We warmly welcome you to the Rauchhaus open air museum in Mondsee!​ The most important exhibit on display is the authentic Mondseeland farmstead and its numerous in-house exhibitions. The building itself is made of wood and comprises the living area,…

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Mondsee am Mondsee

Mondseeland and Austrian Museum of Lake Dwellings

More than 5,000 years ago people erected pile-dwelling settlements in this area. Today, the relics of an outstanding cultural period can still be admired at the Pile Dwelling Museum. Additionally, the Locale Heritage Museum focuses on the history of…

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