“The hills are alive with the sound of music, with songs they have sung for a thousand years…..”
The Sound of Music Tour
Hohensalzburg Castle: a stunning sight
Nonnberg Abbey: where the real-life Maria married Georg von Trapp (Credits: Shuttersandsunflowers)
Leopoldskron Palace: where the children “supposedly” fall. Now a private property
Hellbrunn Palace: Another song location
The famous gazebo from “I am 16, going on 17” In the movie, the dance was done on a set.
Lake Fuschl and Lake Wolfgang: panoramic places from the movie
St. Michael’s Church, Mondsee: where Maria gets married.
The town of Mondsee
The Pegasus Horse Fountain: from the song “Doe a deer a female deer….”
Mirabell Gardens: Used as a backdrop several times
Sound of Music Tour, Salzburg:
-The real life Maria and the von Trapps family have been shown differently. For instance the Baron wasn’t as cold hearted as shown in the movie.
-The movie shows several locations that are different from the ones mentioned.
-Maria and Julie Andrews met in real life after the success of the movie!
-The locals in Salzburg aren’t amused by the film and many haven’t even seen it because they think it spoils the sanctity of their town.
I took a tour with Panorama Tours & Travel in Salzburg. They are the most reliable tour operators for this tour and it’s fun to see a side of Salzburg you have enjoyed since childhood!
Cost: EUR 42 p.p.
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