St Gilgen

There are numerous houses worldwide dedicated to Mozart, but this one takes the interesting approach of focusing mostly on the family, especially his sister 'Nannerl' (Maria Anna), an accomplished composer and musician in her own right. Multilingual films tell the story, and there's a small exhibition.

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1. Heimatkundliches Museum

0.02 MILES

The town museum has an eclectic collection ranging from embroidery – originally manufactured in the building – to religious objects and thousands of…

2. Muzikinstumente-Museum der Völker

0.11 MILES

This cosy little museum is home to 1500 musical instruments from all over the world, all of them collected by one family of music teachers. The son of the…

3. Wallfahrtskirche

4.37 MILES

St Wolfgang’s impressive Wallfahrtskirche is a spectacular gallery of religious art, with glittering altars (from Gothic to baroque), an extravagant…

4. Basilica Minor St Michael

6.19 MILES

If you’re allergic to the film The Sound of Music, there’s just one piece of advice: get out of town. Even the lemon-yellow baroque facade (added in 1740,…

5. Museum Mondseeland und Pfahlbaumuseum


Next door to the parish church, this museum has displays on Stone Age finds and the monastic culture of the region (Mondsee is a very old monastery site).

6. Kaiservilla

12.48 MILES

Franz Josef’s sprawling summer residence, the Italianate-style Kaiservilla, was an engagement present for him and his princess-to-be, Elisabeth of Bavaria…

7. Stadtmuseum

12.54 MILES

The City Museum showcases the long history of Bad Ischl and stages changing exhibitions. This also happens to be the building where Franz Josef and…

8. Lehár Villa

12.64 MILES

This pink villa was the home of opera composer Franz Lehár and is a picture of late-Imperial-era Austria in all its stuffy glory. Left exactly as Lehár…