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Salzburg, Austria


Catholic shrines in Salzburg, Austria

Panorama of the Old Town of Salzburg | © Tourismus Salzburg
Panorama of the Old Town of Salzburg | © Tourismus Salzburg

About Salzburg:

Salzburg is one of Europe’s most picturesque cities, set on the banks of the Salzach River.  The birthplace of Mozart, his name is on everything from buildings to souvenirs.

It is easy to walk around in and is also near to where “The Sound of Music” was filmed, and where the actual Von Trapp family lived.


Catholic Shrines & Places of Interest in Salzburg:

There are so many churches in Salzburg, it has been given the nickname “The Rome of the North”.  Among the famous sites are Nonnberg, believed to be the oldest nunnery in existence, founded by St. Rupert in the 8th century, plus the Benedictine Abbey of St. Peter, also founded by St. Rupert.

Among the shrines you will find here are:

Our Lady of Maria Plain

The Christ Child of Loreto

Traveling to Salzburg:

Salzburg has an international airport as well as excellent train connections throughout Europe.   Get train & bus schedules, see fares & buy tickets here.

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