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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Dineke Werkman (13 months ago)
Good view and beautiful church
Dineke Werkman (13 months ago)
Good view and beautiful church
Peter O'Brien (14 months ago)
Closed when I went. Not much to see except a little church and an unfriendly sign that says "NO VISITS". The hill has lovely walks, though.
Peter O'Brien (14 months ago)
Closed when I went. Not much to see except a little church and an unfriendly sign that says "NO VISITS". The hill has lovely walks, though.
Seb Lamb (15 months ago)
Nice place to walk around and enjoy some nature as well as history (not really comparable to Festung Hohensalzburg in this respect though).
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