“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
Good to know:
-The real life Maria and the von Trapps family have been shown differently in the movie. For instance the Baron wasn’t cold hearted at all.
-The movie shows several locations that are different from the ones they pretend to show.
-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.
For more info:
Panorama Tours & Travel
Cost: EUR 42 p.p.