Monasteries in Salzburg
The first two Monasteries were benedictine, St. Peter’s for men, and the Nonnberg convent for women. Both were founded around 700 AD by St. Rupert. They constituted the nucleus of Christianity in Salzburg.
In later years, the archbishops appointed additional orders, including the Franciscan, the Capuchin, Theatine and Ursuline.
They influenced the intellectual and spiritual life in the city, and to this day, their churches and monasteries are characterizing the city’s unique charm.
After strolling through the city it is very pleasant to stop at the old Augustin Brewery and enjoy a nice glass of beer.