Salzburg Austria Tourist Information and City Guide
Nonnberg Abbey is a Benedictine monastery located in Salzburg. It is the oldest nunnery in Austria.
The abbey is hidden at the foot of Festungsburg Hill. Although it is a little difficult to find, it is just a short walk from Mozart Square.
In 1924 Nonnberg Abbey and Convent became home to a young postulant by the named Maria Augusta Kutschera (later Maria von Trapp).
In 1959, Maria's story became the topic of the Broadway musical entitled "The Sound of Music". In 1965, her story was made into a popular film.
A number of scenes from the motion picture were filmed at Nonnberg Abbey in Salzburg.