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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  • We went on a sunny morning to Nonnberg Abbey, and the walk uphill was one of the best experiences in Salzburg. The abbey itself is very peaceful 
    We went on a sunny morning to Nonnberg Abbey, and the walk uphill was one of the best experiences in Salzburg. The abbey itself is very peaceful  more »
  • It was surprisingly quiet here, I didn’t meet many people on the walk up and there were only two other tourists in the chapel. It was a peaceful activity and a must see for fans of The Sound of Music 
    It was surprisingly quiet here, I didn’t meet many people on the walk up and there were only two other tourists in the chapel. It was a peaceful activity and a must see for fans of The Sound of Music  more »
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  • enchanting… a peaceful place. It has two huge and beautiful trees in front of it. The view to the city is very beautiful too. If you are the sound’s of music fan you can find the gate she closes when she starts to sing, ‘I have confidence’.
  • 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.

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