The Sound of Music: A Photo Story


“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 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.

Related Reading:

Discovering Vienna with Context Travel
A Day in the Baroque Salzburg


40 thoughts on “The Sound of Music: A Photo Story

    1. 🙂 Yes they did go to the real sites and that is why the movie is so special. Lot of scenes are shot in the studio which the tour guide explained.

  1. Oh wow, this is wonderful. Thr Sound of Music’s on tour as well and I can’t wait to watch it this September 29. Glad to say that your post enlightened me that the story was actually based off a true one. Cheers to you! ❤

  2. I took my nipotina to see the musical last week for her birthday. We loved it and sang along to all the songs. There were a few that were not in the movie, which surprised us, sung by Elsa and the guy that organized the festival-can’t remember his name. The tour sounds fun. i actually recognize most of these locations. Ciao, Cristina

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