Nonnberg Convent, Salzburg

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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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  • An old an charming Convent in the heart of Salzburg. Situated on a hill, it's a short walk from the nearest parking place but it's worth it. It has a nice view over the town.  more »
  • If you love the Sound Of Music, you will want to visit this chapel where Maria was married. Just outside, there is a overlook to the city. Not sure how to drive up, so we climbed the stairs. If you ar...  more »
  • Beautiful small chapel where Maria (Sound Of Music) was married. Has a overlook of the city. A must place to visit.  more »
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  • Worth a visit for any sound of music fan. We went to the fortress via the funicular the walked down.
  • Nice and well maintained monastery.
  • In its own right, it’s a beautiful abbey. Away from the traffic, it’s quiet and peaceful. I go inside and there’s a choir singing. This abbey was used for the external scenes of Maria’s abbey on the Sound of Music. There are no rolling green hills anywhere nearby for Maria to be beckoned from – a bit of Hollywood magic, that is – but I can imagine her coming through these gates.
  • It's okay, just a quiet church. But I should say that I was the only one here when I visited, and the life of the place presumably comes with its use.
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