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Address: St. Peter Bezirk | off Kapitalpl., Salzburg, Austria
Phone Number: 0662-844-578-0
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Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining
Description: This medieval monastery has served as the home to monks for over 1,000...
This medieval monastery has served as the home to monks for over 1,000 years.
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Beautiful both inside and out

The outside is recognizable by the onion dome at the top of the tower. The inside is decorated in the Rococo style. It's one of the many wonderful churches of Salzburg.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

The outside is recognizable by the onion dome at the top of the tower. The inside is decorated in the Rococo style. It's one of the many wonderful churches of Salzburg.

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Dark side of the Moon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I could spend hours there, looking at the ceiling. The details are amazing. the staff member at the door was very informative.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Friendly staff, great at many international languages, amazing food and historic location. ZERO negatives.

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cambridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Fantastic climb into the mountain under the fortress. Viewing platform gave us a fabulous view of cemetery and city. Wonderful history

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Holland, Michigan USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The architecture... The details... Amazing. Take time to look it over. The catacombs here were used to design the set used in the Sound of Music.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

When you walk into the graveyard you'll immediately notice the iron gates of the tombs copied in the Sound of Music. It's interesting how in the movie they make it look like this cemetery is in Nonnburg Abbey when its actually quite a distance from there. The graveyard is peaceful and if you've never seen Austrian headstones - they are... More 

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Solingen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We've visited many churches, baroque ones. But this one had a special grandeur, with mighty and massive furnishings. The entrance is from centuries past. One feels the history and sees the centuries of architecture before one's eyes. I thought catacombs were under ground, but in this case, one walks up and appreciates the immense effort of crafting places of worship... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you've seen the movie Sound of Music, you'll recognize the graveyard where they hid at the end of the movie. On our visit, we were able to walk around the seemingly spooky but interesting graveyard.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

impressive how it was possible at the time of the building of this church to create such beauty as the total city is. Very much in need of spending time in it, more that 2 days for sure. There are lovely inexpensive hotels and guesthouses in Ruhpolding, just 30 min drive to down town

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

While walking about the old city we ventured into this building to find the normal magnificent interior. Certainly worth the visit but include it in a stroll around the old town

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