Mondsee – Part of the UNESCO World Heritage Region “Hallstatt-Dachstein-Salzkammergut”
Mondsee is a town in the Voecklabruck district in the Austrian provence of Upper Austria, located at the Lake Mondsee. The town is home to the historic medieval Mondsee Abbey. The cloister church was used for recording the famous wedding scene in the movie “The Sound of Music”.
It is home to one or more prehistoric stilt house settlements that are part of the
Prince Eugene’s Winter Palace now is open to the public, to mark the 350th anniversary of the great Field Marshall.
The famous French military strategist first came to Austria to start his military career in the army of Emperor Leopold I of Austria. Prince Eugene became famous as the defender of Vienna and the Occident from the Ottoman Islamic armies.
With the money Prince Eugene earned with his military successes he became a famous patron of the Austrian Baroque. His so called Winter Palace was designed and constructed from 1695 to 1700 by Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach and Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt from 1702 to 1724. This palace is considered one of the most magnificent Baroque buildings in Vienna.