Nonnberg Abbey of Sound of Music fame is said to be the oldest continuously running convent in German speaking world. It is high up with beautiful views. It is very quiet and worth the walk.
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We were out walking looking to go to the fortress when we happened on the convent. I recognised the gates from the sound of music. We pushed the doors and went in. It was refreshing to go into a church and feel it was like...More
Okay, I needed to see the Abbey that was featured in SOM. Did someone say getting there was half the fun? After huffing and puffing to climb all those stairs, I breathlessly made it to the Abbey. The grounds and the inside of the Abbey...More
The Sound of Music tour pointed out the location but didn't stop at the convent so we went there ourselves. You do have to walk quite a bit and the last portion of the walk was more than 200 steps. It should be ok for...More
This place is quite hard to find especially as it played a part in the Sound of Music.However this is probably the intention as it a very holy place still used by the nuns.This is a beautiful and interesting place with great views and well...More
You can't see much of the convent itself, but the church is open to the public (for free) and is worth the steep climb up the narrow streets to find. There is some really beautiful stained glass as well as amazing views of the countryside...More
Unfortunately, all we were able to visit was the exterior so no information beyond that. If you can obtain permission to enter, it may well be worth more.
Travelling with elderly parents and young children, and the 130+ steps didn't help! But we were determined to make it to the abbey and did make it eventually! Here is another way up with a ramp rather than stairs and thats probably the one we...More
Lovely church with a great atmosphere. It has strong connections to the Sound of Music but is well worth a visit apart from that. Quite a few steps to negotiate on the way up but you will b rewarded with a solemn experience and then...More