Mondsee (town)

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Mondsee is a town in the Vöcklabruck district in the Austrian state of Upper Austria located on the shore of the lake Mondsee. The town is home to the medieval Mondsee Abbey, whose cloister church was used for the site of the wedding in The Sound of Music.

Mondsee
Mondsee cut.jpg
Coat of arms of Mondsee
Mondsee is located in Austria
Mondsee
Mondsee
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°51′24″N 13°21′06″E / 47.85667°N 13.35167°E / 47.85667; 13.35167Coordinates: 47°51′24″N 13°21′06″E / 47.85667°N 13.35167°E / 47.85667; 13.35167
CountryAustria
StateUpper Austria
DistrictVöcklabruck
Government
 • MayorOtto Mierl (ÖVP)
Area
 • Total16.62 km2 (6.42 sq mi)
Elevation
493 m (1,617 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total3,734
 • Density220/km2 (580/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
5310
Area code06232
Vehicle registrationVB

The town is also known for the SKGLB railway museum and for prehistoric pile-dwelling (or stilt house) settlements at Mondsee, which are part of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.[3]

One of its past sons is Alexander Strähuber (1814–1882), the history painter and book illustrator, and from 1865 to 1882 professor at the Munich Royal Academy of Fine Arts.[4]

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19912,600—    
20013,207+23.3%
20093,304+3.0%

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dauersiedlungsraum der Gemeinden Politischen Bezirke und Bundesländer - Gebietsstand 1.1.2018". Statistics Austria. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Einwohnerzahl 1.1.2018 nach Gemeinden mit Status, Gebietsstand 1.1.2018". Statistics Austria. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  3. ^ UNESCO World Heritage Site - Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps
  4. ^ Holland, Hyacinth, "Strähuber: Alexander" in Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie, Band 36 (1893), P. 490–493. Retrieved 30 December 2020

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