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  • Day169

    St. Michael in Mondsee

    June 19 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Nach einem geruhsamen Tag und einem letzten schönen Abendessen treten wir heute wieder die Heimreise an. Der Koffer ist schnell gepackt, ein letztes geruhsames Frühstück, dann verlassen wir St. Wolfgang wieder. War eine sehr schöne Woche, aber wehmütig sind wir nicht. Es ist ja nicht so weit wie beim letzten Mal, als wir von der Nordsee durchfahren mussten incl. Einhalten der nächtlichen Ausgangssperre, also können wir es wieder so machen wie wir es lieben: Der Weg ist das Ziel!

    Unser erster Stopp ist in Mondsee am Mondsee (der schöne türkise, der uns von oben auf dem Schafsberg schon so gut gefallen hat). Die ehemalige Klosterkirche und heutige Pfarrkirche St. Michael gehörte zum Kloster Mondsee, bis zur Säkularisation Benediktinerkloster und eines der ältesten Klöster Österreichs.

    Eine romanische Stiftskirche wurde an dieser Stelle bereits 1104 geweiht. Der heute erhaltene gotische Kirchenbau wurde ab 1470 erbaut. Zwar barockisiert, aber insgesamt stimmig kommt die Basilika daher, und sie ist garantiert die erste Kirche mit Kinderspielecke, die wir sehen.
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    Monika Strohmayer

    ...außergewöhnlich...sehr gut...

    Basti und Sina on Tour


  • Day7

    Sound of Music

    June 2, 2018 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    The original Sound of Music Tour, I don’t do many tours but this seems a mandatory in Salzburg. The tour takes you to several locations around Salzburg where the film was shot. We travel through the city of Salzburg to the lake where the Von Trapp children capsized learning that Gretal nearly drowned during the taking of this scene. The film is based on the broad way show which was based on the book by Maria Von Trapp but several facts were changed along they way. For instance Maria was originally employed to look after only 1 child, between Maria and the Captain they had 10 children and escaped the Nazis by train not escaping over the mountain.

    We saw the rotunda where “16 going on 17” was filmed and the “Do Re Me” steps. Along the way the soundtrack is playing and a sing along is mandatory. We visit the town of Mondsee, here the church that was in the wedding scene is found. Except for the balcony where the nuns watched from it is exactly as it was in the film. It was a great opportunity for us to also see the lakes district outside of Salzburg.

    We finish the tour in the Mirabelle Gardens, many of the scenes were filmed from here. If is Salzburg I would recommend this tour.

    Once the tour was over we ventured into the old town. This was quite an eye opener, the buildings were amazing but all filled with very expensive shops, Louis Vuitton etc.

    Time for a couple of quiet beverages, a Prosecco was €4 approx $7 so pretty good I thought. At the hostel a large bottle of Prosecco €11, I’m not complaining.
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  • Day14

    The hills are alive - part 06

    December 28, 2015 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 6 °C

    This is the church where maria and baron vonn trapp got married in the movie lol. In a pretty little toen called monsee, which means cresenr moon. Cause lake monsee is shaped like a crescent moon. The organ was used to play the music as she walked in along the aisle. CoollllRead more

  • Day45

    AirBnB at Mondsee

    October 10, 2017 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 7 °C

    The kids decided it was time for a swim - just the ticket when it is cold outside hey? Took me a longgggg time to get in the water, but it was quite pleasant once you were in. The coverage is good for maintaining warmth, but a shame because it was an infinity pool so I imagine the view from the pool in summer when the cover is off is quite spectacular.

    Kate and I wandered over to the barn at 5pm to watch the cows being milked, visit the goats and pony and watch the calf drinking from the specially modified milking pail which had a teat attached. It was adorable.

    Felix and Garfield the cats have become a permanent fixture in our house it would seem. They are the most dog-like cats I have ever come across (although admittedly my cat experience is limited to Rubix for the last 2 years).
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  • Day52


    August 8, 2017 in Austria ⋅ 🌙 17 °C

    'Sound of Music' wedding church. You'll all be pleased to know that this is the last Sound of Music 🎶 post- however can there ever be too much of it??

    Beks Travels

    Never.... I am hoping the first of many musicals to provide the sound track to your travel!

  • Day11

    Wedding Church

    October 10, 2018 in Austria ⋅ ☀️ 52 °F

    This is the Church in the movie tsom where the wedding took place. In real life they were married in Salzburg in a small monastery that would not allow them to make a movie there.

    David Shippy

    Wow, that's quite the church, did you and Mom renew your vows while you were there?

    Enid Austin

    So beautiful!

  • Day44

    Mondsee - wet day no play

    October 9, 2017 in Austria ⋅ 🌧 9 °C

    It was raining and cold today, so we had a bit of an indoor day at home. We did head off to the supermarket to stock up on dinner supplies, tried very hard to find a cafe which was open for lunch (admittedly it was 2pm, but it was a Monday and Google Maps said places were open every day!). In the end, we failed trying to find a local business and finally had to resort to eating at Maccas.

    That said, it was the nicest McDonald's hamburger we have ever had, so wasn't all bad.

    The church which featured the wedding of Maria and Captain von Trapp in the Sound of Music is in Mondsee, and we did drive right past it, but none of my family were overly keen to visit it with me. Sigh...
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    Sheridan Dean

    You should have told them that church was a few of your favourite things.....

    Gabrielle Ingram

    Never fear - I fully intend acting out various iconic scenes from the movie tomorrow including the arms outstretched on a green patch of grass overlooking some snow covered alps with pine trees in the foreground (which I read today was actually filmed in Germany - shocking!). Kate and I nearly won the battle to watch the movie tonight, but Wonder Woman got the unanimous vote as something everything in the family wanted to see. Surely it is not possible to see The Sound of Music too many times!!! And if you can't watch it in the Salzkammergut area where it is based, where can you bloody well watch it, I ask?


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