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Nonnberg Abbey, Salzburg: 5 reviews and 6 photos

  Nonnberg Abbey
by Maryimelda

The Nonnberg Abbey is probably in this day and age best known as the Abbey in which Maria Von Trapp was a novice in the "Sound of Music". Although the abbey set the scene for the movie and featured in it to quite a large extent, the truth is that Maria was never a novice here. Of course it matters not because the Abbey has a history and a wonderful beauty all of its own.
The nunnery was founded by St Rupert but later handed over to his sister St Erentrudis. It dates back to the eigth century and as such is thought to be the oldest existing nunnery in the world. Well worth a look to see its churches and chapels, the beautiful cloisters and dazzling artwork.

Address: Salzburg, AT
Directions: Can be reached from Kapitelplatz vis Festungsgasse.

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  • Updated Mar 21, 2011
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