Capuchin Monastery

Salzburg, Austria

The Kapuzinerkloster are located on a mountain facing the old town if Salzburg: the Kapuzinerberg mountain, named after the abbey. There are two scenic routes leading to it: via the Imbergstiege off Steingasse and the romantic St. Johannes Church; this little church that is often missed by visitors is on one of Salzburg′s most picturesque spots and was recorded for the first time in the early 14th century.

Prince Archbishop Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau built the Kapuziner Abbey and church to accommodate the monks of the Kapuziner order, when he called them into Salzburg in 1594. The buildings were erected on the site of the Trompeterschlössel ('trumpeter castle'). The northern wall of the Kapuziner Church is the only remain of this castle.

It was extended and decorated in Baroque style under Prince Archbishop Max Gandolf. 'Imberg' was the former name of the Kapuzinerberg.


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Founded: 1594
Category: Religious sites in Austria


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david antoun (5 months ago)
an old Monastery about 400years old. on top of the Hill, great view from another angle over Salzburg. medieval style inside the church and a spot yard to relax and enjoy the view. place not too crowded with Tourists.
Brennan Hackett (5 months ago)
Beautiful view of Salzburg, adorable cafe on Saturdays
Peter H (13 months ago)
Discovered this place after a small hike on the hill. They offer some home made soup and pastries, and some coffee. Remember to give some donations for their delicious soup and food. They got a really nice view overlooking the city and the fortress. Definitely worth the stop.
Mafalda Pereira (16 months ago)
Wonderful view of the city, after a steep climb with many stair. But it is totally worth it!
Mona Nielen (17 months ago)
Awesome sunset view - not too crowded. Wonderful spot to end your day with a nice drink and a snack / ice cream. More local than tourist vibes ??
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