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Stift Nonnberg, Salzburg

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Made famous thanks to the movie "The Sound of Music," Stift Nonnberg 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. A visit to Stift Nonnberg represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Salzburg travel itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Beautiful altar and several lovely Romanesque frescoes. The church is slightly out of the way and therefore does not have quite as many tourists as down below.  more »
  • Some visitors, but a certain architectural interest (the old murals especially) and a superb point of view on the Alps. A little hard to find.
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  • Difficult to get to as there are 150 steps up to this old church and abbey. Apparently this is where the real Sound of Music couple actually married. A little bit austere for my liking. did hear some ...  more »
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  • Amazing place, the oldest catholic monastry for women in the world. If you go there you can put a coin into the box on the lefthand wall when you enter the Church and you will be surprised. Usually the place is not crowded at all. you would be very lucky if you hear the nuns prayer while you are there.
  • You won't spend too much time here, but worth a look nonetheless. It is very quiet and has a special ambiance.
  • Just ordinary church
  • great!
  • What beauty place! Austere, grand gathering. A must visit to Salzburg.
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