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Stift Nonnberg, Salzburg

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Religious Site
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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  • We were out walking looking to go to the fortress when we happened on the convent. I recognised the gates from the sound of music. We pushed the doors and went in. It was refreshing to go into a churc...  more »
  • Okay, I needed to see the Abbey that was featured in SOM. Did someone say getting there was half the fun? After huffing and puffing to climb all those stairs, I breathlessly made it to the Abbey. The ...  more »
  • The Sound of Music tour pointed out the location but didn't stop at the convent so we went there ourselves. You do have to walk quite a bit and the last portion of the walk was more than 200 steps. It...  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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