Excursion destinations in the town of Mondsee
UNESCO World Heritage worth seeing
There is so much to see during a holiday at the Hotel Seehof right on Lake Mondsee. You don't have to travel far to enjoy sightseeing and cultural experiences during your stay. Mondsee, the idyllic market town, invites you to lovely strolls through the pedestrian area or on the lakeside promenade. The museums and festivals in Mondsee are also worth a visit.
The Mondsee culture
Lake dwellings that were discovered a while ago showing that Mondsee's history dates back 6,000 years. Because of the discovery, Mondsee has been UNESCO World Heritage since 2010. At the Austrian pile dwelling museum, right next to the basilica, you will be able to marvel at the interesting lake dwelling discoveries and exhibits.
The St. Michael Basilica in Mondsee became famous as the wedding church in the film “Sound of Music”. The newly renovated and authentic church is very a popular venue for weddings. The beautiful architecture and the interior are definitely worth a visit even if you are not planning on getting married there. The Mondsee Rauchhaus open-air museum offers you insights into rural lifestyles and former parlours. It also provides you with delicious and fresh farmer's doughnuts because culinary indulgence is more than important in Mondsee.
Culture and music in Mondsee
Other than its counterpart at Salzburg Festival, the play Mondsee Jedermann is performed in the regional dialect. Experience the most famous play by Hugo von Hofmannsthal from a totally new side. The “Mystery by Hugo von Hofmannsthal” is staged in July and August and the famous “Jedermann” call will be heard throughout your Mondsee holiday resort.
Mondsee Lake Festival in August offers you live concerts and a diverse programme on Lake Mondsee's promenade, a unique venue.
Shopping & indulgence in Mondsee
On the shopping mile in the centre, you will find various fashion, shoe and jewellery shops. Buy unique and delicious products from regional farmers directly at the farmer's shops. Many restaurants, coffee houses and bars also invite you to sociable indulgence during your holiday.
At Restaurant Maninseo the professional cuisine team will indulge you with Austrian and international delicacies. At the beach bar on your private hotel beach, you enjoy gorgeous views over the surrounding Mondsee mountains.