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Cultural way Mondsee

Mondsee am Mondsee, Oberösterreich, Österreich

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Starting place: 5310 Mondsee am Mondsee
Destination: 5310 Mondsee am Mondsee

duration: 1h 14m
length: 4,5 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 72m
Altitude difference (downhill): 69m

Lowest point: 482m
Highest point: 553m
difficulty: very easy
panoramic view: Some Views

Paths covering:
Asphalt, Hiking trail

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Walk the tracks of the history of Mondsee. Learn about the town's past and his personalities.

The cultural way starts at the Tourist Information office. This building hostet from 1502 - 1938 a hospital which has been donated by Caspar Freinberger in 1464 to heal poor citizens.

At the entrance of the tourist information office you find the tombstone of Caspar Freinberger. The building next door with the #5 has been a chapel belonging to the hospital. Antlered in 1496 it was closed by Emperor Joseph II in 1785.

Turn now direction town centre. On the left nex to the Cafe Frauenschuh you see the town hall of the three municipalities surrounding the town of Mondsee. They are called Innerschwand am Mondsee, St. Lorenz and Tiefgraben. Once the building has been the first grammar school in the federal state of Upper Austria.

In the middle of the town square you find the newly designed fountain and behind it the townhall of the municipality of Mondsee. This building hosted the court of justice in the 18th century. Later it was the headquarter of the parish.

Now turn to the right and enjoy the dignity of the imposing basilica St. Michael Mondsee. Behind the town hall on the right you find a monument dedicated to princess Ignazia von Wrede who became owner of the Mondsee castle in 1863 due to a public auction. Her benefaction to the poor is still today known by the local citizens.

To the left you see the back door of the Mondsee castle, the former Benedictine monastery (748-1791). In the patio once the business branch of the monastery was run.

Left to the basilica the Austrian pile dwellings museum and the Museum Mondsee are situated. Here you get all information about the UNESCO world heritage "pile dwellings of the alps" and about the history of the Mondsee - region and after all about the ancient monastery.

The basilica St. Michael Mondsee is not only known from the wedding scene in the movie "Sound of Music" but also due to its fantastic art treasures. Hans Waldburger's greatest handiwork is the high altar in the front whilst Meinrad Guggenbichler's different altars are some of the most important sculptur works in Austria.

To the right of the basilica some monuments of World War 2 are situated. Opposite in the Karlsgarten garden you find a memorial stone of the Franztal immigrants and the open air arena where the "Mondseer Jedermann" play is performed in summer. Behind the arena you see the Strindberg villa where the Swedish author August Strindberg visited his father-in-law Friedrich Uhl during the summer months.

We head on to the Mondsee smokehouse open air museum. After a sharp increase we reach the "Hilfberg". The museum entrance is at the modern building where old farmers' tools are exhibited. The open air museum shows buildings saved from demolition and are nowadays a very important source that old rural traditions might not get forgotten.
The little church is altered to Mary. Enjoy the fantastic view over the Mondsee town and Mondsee lake.
Now walk along straight into a littel wood and descent to the Mondsee lake.

Turn right at the main street and reach the Almeida park after some meters. In the park you find a statue of countess Micheline von Almeida, a former patron of Mondsee who dedicated the whole park and once earned the Mondsee castle. One place reminds of the composer Carl Michael Ziehrer who spent the summers in Mondsee doing his compositions by the lake.

The rocky monument in the middle of the promenade is dedicated to Robert Baum, another patron of Mondsee and founder of the Mondsee shipping company by using the paddle wheel steamer "Helene".

At the end of the promenade opposite the entrance of the beach area the former heating house of the former Salzkammergut railway is situated. In the building nowadays a museum was established where different exhibits of the former railway including locomotive and wagons are shown.

Now go back the promenade and follow the lime alley, an official nature's monument, back to the starting point.


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official building from the community Tiefgraben, St.Lorenz and Innerschwand

In the past there was located the collage of Mondsee . ​The teaching and cultivation of the sciences took a significant upswing under Abbot Wolfgang Haberl by the founding of the Gymnasium in 1514 in the rooms of the present municipal house of the rural communities. It was the first...

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 under the direction of abbot...

Bilderhaus

In the "Bildhauerhaus" lived the baroque sculptor Meinrad Guggenbichler, from 1678 to 1723. From 1678 to 1723 this house was inhabited by one of the famous Baroque sculptors of his time, the Swiss Meinrad Guggenbichler. The "Sculptor of Mansee", as it was called in his time, is...

Ex-hospitalchurch

The ex-church from hl.ghost, later civic-hospital-church was build 1496. 1496 was the hl. ghost church build, builder was Hannes Lenngdorffer. In 1785 the church became closed. The church became rebuilt in a residence.  Die Kirche wurde in ein Wohnhaus umgestaltet. ...

Ex-civil hospital/ Tourism information

The civil hospital was established from Mondseer citizien Caspar Freinberger. The mondseer citizien Casapr Freinberg built 1464 civil almshouse. (1502 to 1938)Today it is a tourism information. The gravestone from Caspar Freinberger is located in the enter from the ex-civil...

Near by the Mondsee centre at the Hierzenberger Straße ​The scythes were not used in Mondsee but in Mattighofen, later in Rottenmann and since the beginning of the 18 th century. At the Sensenschmieden in Kirchdorf.The scythe was in the ditch at the cellar. It was first mentioned in...

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, the stables and the barn, all...

Hochkreuz chapel

The chapel "Hohes Kreuz" were created in the opening of the market Mondsee in Salzkammergut.​ It originated as a path chapel at the northern entrance to the much-traveled pilgrimage route from the Lower Bavarian region along the Mattigfurche to Mondsee and further to St. Wolfgang and...

Mondseer Einbaum

Mondsee is the last lake where the Einbaum still exists The Mondsee is the last lake in Austria, where the dug-out, the boat chopped from a tree trunk, has been preserved to our own days.Making a dugout was not an everyday occurrence. That it had something meaningful in itself and in...

Musikpavillon - Seerestaurant

In the historic shipping pier is meanwhile a restaurant located. With a beautiful view on the lake and the mountains. Originally, this area was the wood supervision center of the municipality of Mondsee.In 1877 the site was bought by Robert Baum, the owner of the scythes, and he...

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 the local Monastery, founded in...

The castle Mondsee in the region of Salzkammergut is used as a hotel, eventcenter and as a museum. The current castle Mondsee has a long and versatile history.The castle was founded in 748from the duke of Baiern Odilo.

The seechapel was constructed on the one-time main street as a collecting point for each pilgrim, which was on the way to St. Wolfgang. The present chapel was rebuilt for the 1000th anniversary of the year 1748.Inside the chapel are the fates of St. Nepomuk, St. Konrad and St....

Strindberg villa / villa Uhl

villa Strindberg Strindbergvilla (Villa Uhl)In the second half of the nineteenth century new settlements were created in the MondSeeLand. The new branch of the economy began to affect the settlement. The house was given a new function, and the choice of the place took place under new...

Verkehrs- und Ischlerbahnmuseum Mondsee

The museum is currently closed, due to structural alteration works. The ancient narrow gauge railway connected the capital of Salzburg and Bad Ischl until 1957. A traditional heating parlor hosts today´s Museum.Exhibits on display comprise not only old photographs and maps but also...

Hilfberg Church

The pilgrimage church on the Hilfberg mountain dominates over the Mondsee bay from its spectacular location. The Hilfbergkirche at the Hilfberg can be reached in a few minutes from the market square of Mondsee and is also often visited for weddings and baptisms.Every Sunday in July...

The Ziehrer Ruhe is a wonderfull resting place. There has also Carl Michael Ziehrer some of his works written. Ziehrer Ruhe1897 till 1906 Carl Michael Ziehrer spent some summers in Mondsee. He lived in the Villa Remmelberger (former Käserei Nussbaumer) and in the Villa Franz on the...

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Cultural way Mondsee
Tourismusverband Mondsee-Irrsee
Dr. Franz Müller Str. 3
5310 Mondsee am Mondsee

+43 6232 2270
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info@mondsee.at
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Mondsee Market Square

Marktplatz, Kirchenplatz, 5310 Mondsee am Mondsee

+43 6232 2270
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a.Pedestrians have the right of way: We are accommodating and friendly to pedestrians and hikers. Upon encountering these fellow travellers, we alert them by using the bicycle bell and slowly overtake them. We avoid paths with heavy pedestrian traffic altogether. Take nature into account: We do not leave refuse behind.

b.The braking distance should be half of the total distance visible: We ride at a controlled pace, are ready to brake and maintain a braking distance half as long as the total distance visible, especially in curves, because we always have to count on obstacles on the path. Damage to the path, stones, branches, wood piles, grazing livestock, cattle grids, barriers, tractor-type forestry machines and authorised vehicles pose dangers that we need to be ready for.

c.Don’t drink and drive!: Do not drink alcohol when mountain biking. Take care at stop-off points (dealing with bike racks, dirty shoes or clothing).

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f.Avoid unnecessary noise. Out of consideration to the animals living in the wild, we only bike during full daylight. As a principle, we always wear our helmet (even when riding uphill)! Don’t forget emergency supplies: We always have a repair set and bandages along.

g.Don’t overestimate your skills: We should not overdo it when it comes to biking technique and physical fitness. Take the level of difficulty posed by the route into consideration and make a precise estimate of your experience and skills as a biker (braking, bell, lights)!

h.Close gates: We approach grazing livestock at a walking pace and close every gate behind us. We should avoid causing escape and panic reactions in the animals. Nothing stands in the way of the fun and athletic challenge in the mountains and forests!

i.Traffic rules: The general traffic rules (StVO) apply for all the mountain biking routes and we adhere to them. Our bike therefore needs to be in perfect technical condition and equipped in line with the traffic rules, including brakes, a bell and lights. We inspect and service our mountain bikes regularly anyway.

 

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Starting place: 5310 Mondsee am Mondsee
Destination: 5310 Mondsee am Mondsee

duration: 1h 14m
length: 4,5 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 72m
Altitude difference (downhill): 69m

Lowest point: 482m
Highest point: 553m
difficulty: very easy
panoramic view: Some Views

Paths covering:
Asphalt, Hiking trail

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