Cultural way Mondsee
Tour and route information
- Starting place: 5310 Mondsee am Mondsee
- Destination: 5310 Mondsee am Mondsee
- Hiking trail
Most economical season:
- Early winter
- Deep winter
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.
Tour - Details
Details - hiking
- themed path
- Parking space: 350
- Parking area for disabled: 20
- Bus parking space: 20
Travelling by public transport
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- All weather
- Suitable for kids (all ages)
- Suitable for pushchairs
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Along the trail
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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Duration: 1h 14m
Length: 4.5 km
Metres of altitude: 72m