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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Mafalda Pereira (4 months ago)
Wonderful view of the city, after a steep climb with many stair. But it is totally worth it!
Mona Nielen (5 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 ??
Dineke Werkman (2 years ago)
Good view and beautiful church
Dineke Werkman (2 years ago)
Good view and beautiful church
Peter O'Brien (2 years 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.
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