Salzburg Photos: Stift Nonnberg in Winter

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Stift Nonnberg Nunnery

We have encountered the convent of Stift Nonnberg in this photo gallery a few pictures before. Here you can see how close it is to the Festung Hohensalzburg, the fortress or castle. Note also the tower on the left side, it is a typical Medieval defence tower of which you will find many all over the Old Town: They were incorporated into the city walls and came with strong gates. Stift Nonnberg itself is less heavily fortified. The nunnery is supposedly the oldest nunnery north of the Alps that existed with no interruption, continuously since the 9th century. It became internationally famous when it featured in the musical "The Sound of Music". The convent itself is not open to the public, but visitors can enter the cemetery and the church.

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