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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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  • Amazing view of Salzburg from the top of the convent. Beautiful surrounding gardens and buildings. This is also were they filmed the scenes outside and through the gate of the convent in the Sound of ...  more »
  • Known as the convent of "the sound of music" has yielded to consumerism and remained an old convent with few places accessible but not nice, to see if you are in Salzburg.
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  • We took the easier road (past the Steigl brewery) up to the Nunnery, avoiding the stairs. This was an easy way to reach it. Like many others, I went to see where Maria had been before becoming a Gover...  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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