Nonnberg Convent, Salzburg

4.2
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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  • Amazing place with great views and a chance to find some quiet in what can be a busy city. We walked from town up the stairs (145 steps in total) but it was completely worth it. While there we saw the...  more »
  • The monastery, known for its voice of music, is also one of the oldest women's monasteries in Europe. It's full of curiosity and doesn't want to disturb their lives.
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  • A quiet place. And also the view is very good from here
  • If you're a sound of music fan then this limited experience is worth the walk. If you have no idea what I'm talking about then I wouldn't go. You only have access to the small chapel on site but the gates as seen in the film are a great photo opportunity.
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