Mondsee is a picturesque little town in the Salzkammergut surrounded by imposing mountains such as Schafberg and Drachenwand. The latter owes its name to a hole in the rock, which according to legend, was made when a dragon took a nosedive whilst carrying off the priest's cook. The broad lake of the same name, Mondsee, offers the right kind of fun for everyone - whether water-skiing, paddle-boat, sailing, surfing or a romantic boat trip.
The Alpenseebad Mondsee with its small pier, children's paddling pool, water-ski, beach-volleyball, playground, bathing apparatus, table-tennis, Funpark and numerous water slides adds variety when on vacation at the Mondsee. The 20,000m² of recreational sunbathing area, make the Alpenseebad Mondsee the largest open-air lido in the whole of the Salzkammergut.
Not far away is another lake, the Irrsee – surrounded by a nature reserve – a paradise for relaxation seekers.
Mondsee looks back over a long history. On the shores of the lake, early stone-age pottery and tools made from stone or bone were found which are believed to be the remains of a pile-dwelling culture. Science has coined the name 'Mondsee culture' after the main discovery source on the Mondsee. The Mondseeland Museum has an extensive collection of pile-dwelling artefacts.
The oldest preserved complete book to be written in Austria, the so-called Tassilo Psalter, originated in Mondsee sometime before the year 788. Shortly after 800 A.D. the Mondseer Matthäus – the oldest bible translation in German was also written here.
The Kloster Mondsee is one of the oldest monasteries in Austria. Known as Schloss Mondsee after the secularistion, it is used today mainly as a business and event location. The monastic church of St. Michael was raised to the status of Basilica minor by Pope John Paul II in 2005 and is the parish church of Mondsee. The three-aisled basilica church of the former monastery is one of the most important monuments in Austria today.
A holiday in Mondsee has many facets to be discovered!
CAMP MondSeeLand is the ideal starting point!