The Basilica of St. Michael is where Maira and the Captain got married in the movie Sound of Music. It is a beautiful Basilica in the small town of St. Mondsee in Austria. The entrance to the Basilica is quite simple, but once you enter, you know why it was chosen for the movie. The pillars, carvings, architecture, steps leading to the altar were truly works of art. We had lunch as a open air cafe right across the Basilica where we had a sumoptious meal of Beef stew and pork ribs. Relished the meal to the very end. Then we drove to the nearby town of Lake Giligen where the opening scene of the movie Sound of Music was shot....where Maria sang ' the hills are alive with the sound of music....." It was a sight out of this world...with a aqua blue lake and snow clad mountains surrouding it. We bought a few gelatos and sat by the lake, lost in our own thoughts of the wonderful creation of God. Not a major tourist destination, the place allowed us to roam about and enjoy the simple pleasuers in life with the ever friendly Austrian folk.....A must visit for those vacationing in Salzburg.
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