A Benedictine abbey was once situated in Mondsee, dating from A.D. 748. However, when Emperor Josef II ordered the abbey dissolved in 1791, the abbey church became the Pfarrkirche (Parish Church), still a point of interest in the village. It's a 15th-century structure with an added baroque exterior, but its crypt dates from the 11th century. The church was richly decorated by Meinrad Guggenbichler, a sculptor born in 1649. He designed seven of the more than dozen altars.
Part of the abbey is now the Schloss Mondsee. The castle, where the wedding scene in The Sound of Music was filmed, is adjacent to the church.
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