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This is the Abby that was used in The Sound of Music. You can walk around the outside and go into the small church. I was hoping to be able to enter the courtyard where the nuns were singing "How do you solve a problem...More
As a huge Sound of Music fan I was really excited to visit Nonnberg. I was so full of cheese, taking photographs of my children at the gates where the children went to look for Maria in the film. I got a sneaky peak into...More
Lovely Abbey with history specific to Maria von Trapp. Visited as part of a Sound of Music themed bike tour. Beautiful views of the city. We were allowed to go inside the Abbey and courtyard. Worth while, but even more so for sound of music...More
It was a grand ascent up the winding steps to this tranquil institution. The origins of the convent are somewhat shrouded in history but it has been here for many centuries.
Beautifully maintained headstones are to be seen around it. With Gothic type architecture that...More
To get to the Convent, you must climb (not every mountain, but it feels like it). When we first saw the Convent we were on a city tour and it was pointed out to us. Later we walked to it on our own from the...More
This is the oldest convent north of the alps. It was made famous by the Sound of Music. I think it is a short walk from the nearest parking. If you don’t have a car, there are two steep walks up to the convent; or...More
It's a nice, steep climb up the hill to reach the Abbey. We took a roundabout route getting here after visiting the Old Town. It was very quiet but we only walked around the outside since it was late in the day. The views of...More