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Nonnberg Convent, Salzburg

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#12 of 40 in Historic Sites in Salzburg
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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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  • Enjoyed the walk up through older parts of the town. The builiding and insides were beautiful, and appreciated the extra information provided in both English and German. 
    Enjoyed the walk up through older parts of the town. The builiding and insides were beautiful, and appreciated the extra information provided in both English and German.  more »
  • 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 »
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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’.
  • Compared with the hustle and bustle of the touristy places such as the fort and old town this place had the calm and tranquility of space that only this kind of space can deliver. So if you want a break that will allow you a moment of self reflection this is it.

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