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Basilica St.Michael

Address: Mondsee, Austria
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Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Mondsee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious sites, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Ancona, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The church was a location in 'The Sound of Music', which means it gets tour groups. Don't let them put you off, though. They don't swamp it, and it's still lovely, particularly inside.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

After a pleasant walk we arrived at the Basilica which is in an elevated position on the south side of the former monastery building facing a large square. The beautifully painted yellow walls with white detailing of the twin tower entrance facade of Baroque style is very impressive. On entering the church one encounters a light late Gothic interior with... More 

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melbourne
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65 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We were fortunate to visit St. Michael as part of The Sound of Music tour (it looked larger in the movie). This lovely Basilica is in picturesque Mondsee, about 30 minutes drive from Salzburg. Entry is free and they allowed picture taking so to contribute to the church upkeep, we bought souvenirs at their gift shop. There are free public... More 

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West Chester, OH
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We took the Sound of Music tour from Salzburg and found ourselves in some of the most beautiful country ending at this place. As stated it is the church inthe wedding scene of the Sound of Music and we were not disappointed. Though it is not as ornate as some of the big cathedrals, it is beautiful and has a... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We went there as a part of our personal Sound of Music tour. When we entered (for no fee at all !!!!) we were awestruck and stunned by the beauty and arrangement of everything in the church. It is very well kept and when we visited barely anyone was visiting so we had the church all for ourselves. All the... More 

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Pretoria
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99 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

If like us you did not know this was the church the wedding scene from the Sound of Music was filmed in then it is an added plus to your visit to this exceptional basilica. In the year 748, the Bavarian Duke Odilo II founded the monastery Mondsee on the remains of a Roman settlement. Today, sits a late-Gothic church... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Those interested to see where the wedding from The Sound of Music was shot, don´t miss this place. It is a nice church, well kept, no admission fee, right in the centre of the picturesque town.

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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This is in the town on Mondsee, were we went on our Sound of Music tour. You may recognize it from the scene in the movie as the church where Maria and the Captian get married. It's a cute but pretty similar to other churches inside. However, I think the outside, with it's bright color and great zig zag sidewalk... More 

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New York
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Best known for the church where the wedding scene was filmed in the Sound of Music and it is a small but beautiful church and well worth the trip from Salzburg. Bus140 runs every 30 minutes (10 and 40 after on the hour) and takes approximately 50 minutes to reach Mondsee Highly recommend finding time to go as Mondsee is... More 

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Bettendorf, IA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Although not that special-looking from the outside, this church is amazingly beautiful inside with lots of black and gold. Equally beautiful is the organ.

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