© Traces in the snow © TVB Mondsee-Irrsee
© Traces in the snow © TVB Mondsee-Irrsee
Traces of a snow shoe hike in the snow.

Getting there

Plan your route!

The lakes Mondsee and Irrsee, situated in the heart of Austria, are easily accessible:

By car:

  • Coming from Germany – with a motorway vignette:
    Motorway A8 (Munich-Salzburg), cross the border at Walserberg onto the Westautobahn A1 motorway for Salzburg and Vienna. Continue towards Vienna and take the Mondsee exit.
  • From Germany without a motorway vignette:
    A8 motorway (Munich-Salzburg), Bad Reichenhall exit. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit for Freilassing (B20) and turn right over the border. Continue along the Munich trunk road (Bundesstraße) and Ignaz Harrer Straße for Salzburg. Follow the road until Salzburg Gnigl and then continue along the B1 (Linzer Bundesstraße) for Eugendorf. In Eugendorf, turn right after the third roundabout onto Thalgauer Landsraße L103 for Thalgau-Mondsee.
  • From Austria:
    From Vienna, take the Motorway west A1 – Mondsee exit.
  • From Carinthia, take the Motorway A10 ("Tauernautobahn", please note: additional toll payable at the Tauern road tunnel) for Salzburg. At the Salzburg interchange, take the motorway west A1 for Vienna – Mondsee exit.

By bus:

The best postbus connections to Mondsee leave from Salzburg main station. Please simply contact us if you would like us to send you the timetables. You can also check the connections online at postbus.at  or Salzburg Verkehr

By Train:

Mondsee-Irrsee has its own railway station in Oberhofen am Irrsee. The best connections are, however, with the postbus to Mondsee from Salzburg main station. Detailed information on connections is available online at oebb.at

By air:

Salzburg Airport W.A. Mozart - Flughafen Salzburg - SZG

Salzburg Airport W.A. Mozart is just outside the city of Salzburg. Bus line 2 will take you to Salzburg main station, where you can get postbus number 140 to Mondsee.


Vignettes (toll stickers) are mandatory for motorcycles, cars, buses and lorries on all Austrian motorways and expressways (Schnellstraßen). Vignettes are available at all motorway border crossings into Austria and at petrol stations.


  • Salzburg: 30km/18mi
  • Linz: 100km/62mi
  • Munich: 150km/93mi
  • Vienna: 270km/168mi
  • Nuremberg: 330km/205mi
  • Prague: 330km/205mi
  • Stuttgart: 400km/248mi
  • Zurich: 480km/298mi

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

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