Nonnberg Convent, Salzburg

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Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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Made famous thanks to the movie "The Sound of Music," Nonnberg Convent is both one of the area's oldest religious buildings and a symbol of the city. Visit the convent, founded in 714, and explore the grounds to see the living quarters and daily surroundings of the nuns who called it home. Within, you'll discover crypts, medieval frescoes, religious decorations, and a mix of architectural styles ranging from Romanesque to Gothic. If you're a fan of the famous film, keep in mind that the woman known as Maria von Trapp once lived here, and her life later inspired the movie. As the complex sits above much of the rest of the city on a low hill, peeking out the windows can afford you a sweeping view over the rooftops and across to the forested hills beyond. Put Nonnberg Convent at the forefront of your travel plans using our Salzburg itinerary app.
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  • This is a tranquil spot up on the hill adjacent to Fortress Hohensalzburg. Quite a climb to get there, but well worth it, as the views from the Abbey are spectacular. It was interesting to see the... 
    This is a tranquil spot up on the hill adjacent to Fortress Hohensalzburg. Quite a climb to get there, but well worth it, as the views from the Abbey are spectacular. It was interesting to see the...  more »
  • So peaceful! Beautiful convent! Heard nuns singing. Nice views too! Great tree that hangs in the little cemetery. 
    So peaceful! Beautiful convent! Heard nuns singing. Nice views too! Great tree that hangs in the little cemetery.  more »
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  • I couldn't get inside but it looks good! The nuns we're very nice and polite. It's so quiet all you could hear is the nuns singing. Although I couldn't see inside the Abey is still awesome me and my parents took a photo. I really recommend visiting here as a tourist.
  • It is a hike up the hill, but the view is great!

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