The Basilica of St. Michael Characterises the Community
Enjoy the wonderful winter scenery! Spring, summer, autumn or winter, every season brings a new play of colours. Explore the fascinating countryside on snowy paths through the winter scenery. The Advent Market in Mondsee has become more attractive from year to year. Seasonal events, such as carol concerts and plays, get you into the Christmas Spirit. Amid Mondsee´s historical ambience, with the basilica and its cloisters, the château and the church square, this year´s Advent Market is being presented at an especially high standard.
Advent in Mondsee
On each weekend in Advent small businesses, handicraft workshops and local cultural societies will be taking part and displaying their wares. Particular highlights of advent in Mondsee include such treasures as hand-carved cribs, old fashioned crafts from guild-artisans, as well as cultural events from Mondsee clubs and societies. In the cloisters next to the basilica, there is an exhibition of cribs where the Goldhaubenfrauen will also present their hand embroidered bonnets. Particularly thrilling is the Christbaumtauchen (dipping of the Christmas-tree in the lake) by the Mondsee Life Guards! Pre-Christmas celebrations in the basilica include the blessing of advent wreaths as well as performances of select pieces of music by the church choir.