With its two lovely lakes, Mondsee and Irrsee, the MondSeeLand Region was already a popular destination among Austria’s former royalty. Only 27 kilometers out from Salzburg, today it is one of the most desirable summer getaways for innumerable international visitors.
The MondSeeLand Region, which covers the villages of Mondsee (481 meters above sea level), Tiefgraben, St. Lorenz, Innerschwand, Oberhofen, Oberwang and Zell am Moos is a place where sporting opportunities abound. Mondsee Lake is noted for being the warmest swimming lake (up to 27 °C) of Salzkammergut Lake District and is home to the largest windsurf and sailing school in the German-speaking world. Whether you’re into water skiing, rowing, windsailing, windsurfing, scuba diving, canoeing, swimming, or boating, you will find the right venue on Mondsee Lake.
Nearby Irrsee is a natural swamp lake and sometimes reachestemperatures of 27°C, one of the warmest in the entire region.
There are great lakefront places for swimming and many romantic spots to appreciate the lovely natural environment. The MondSeeLand Region has hundreds of hiking trails, fine indoor and outdoor tennis courts, varied routes for cyclists, rich fishing waters and two exquisite golf greens (18 and 9 hole courses. Contact the local tourist information office for details and maps on the area’s abundant outdoor activities.
Mondsee Castle, a former Benedictine abbey, today serves as a cultural and events center for the local community.
You’re invited to explore the MondSeeLand traditions, old and evolving, through the over 600 events and experiences planned from May through September, including concerts, heritage shows, folk theater performances, „Mondsee’s Everyman“, the Mondsee Lake Festival, the „Mondsee Music Days“, water ski shows, summer parties, and more. Among the cultural sights and attractions not to be missed are the Local Heritage Museum of Mondsee, the Pile Dwelling Museum, the Mondsee Smokehouse, the Salzkammergut Local Train Museum, and the Mondsee Basilica.
Savor every moment as you explore the tastes and textures of „Mondsee’s innovative culinary culture”. Matching seasonal food delicacies to award-winning wines adds another glorious dimension to the simple act of refreshment. Many local chefs and restaurants are listed in internationally recognized gourmet guides. Another mouth-watering specialty is the Mondsee Cheese which is prepared according to an ancient convent recipe.
Contact the local tourist information office for details and maps on the area’s abundant activities.