The Nonnberg Abbey in Salzburg, established during the beginning of the eighth century, is one of the oldest continuously active nunneries in the world.

Created in the late gothic style, the abbey is also known for its smaller works of art and murals. Its true claim to fame, however, may be its role as the abbey of Maria soon-to-be-von-Trapp, whose story was brought to the global stage in the smash-1965-hit, The Sound of Music. When the von Trapps married in 1927, they wed at the church of Nonnberg Abbey, though the movie filmed the scene elsewhere. Today, there are 21 nuns living at the abbey.

  Nonnberggasse 2; 662 841607; www.benediktinerinnen.de/index.php/adressen/2-uncategorised/26-nonnberg; open daily 7am-dusk (7pm in summer), visits not permitted during worship

Free; limited wheelchair accessibility