Salzburg – a world famous location
Visit the most beautiful places in SalzburgerLand on a Sound of Music tour and follow in the footsteps of Salzburg’s most famous family. Various Sound of Music tours invite you to discover the film locations of this Oscar winning film. The film was shot in numerous towns and villages throughout Salzburger Land in 1964. Even today, the film is regarded as one of most watched films of all time! Step into the world of the Sound of Music.
Immerse yourself into the world of the Trapp family
Start off with a walk through the Mirabell Gardens, where Maria and the children sang “Do Re Mi”. Maria was already singing in the shadows of the impressive Hohensalzburg fortress when she was a novice at the Stift Nonnberg. Take a short detour to the Leopoldskron Palace, which was used in the film as the Trapp-Villa (the palace can also be reached by taking bus No. 25, or by walking via the Hellbrunner Alle). From here, continue to the Hellbrunn Palace, where you will see the famous Gazebo which was used for romantic scenes in the film. In the Salzburg district of Aigen, you will find the original Villa Trapp and learn more about the inhabitants.
Away from the city
The castle of Hohenwerfen, in Werfen, is not only one of the most beautiful and well preserved castles in SalzburgerLand, but was also the film location for “Where Eagles Dare” with Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood in 1968.
After taking in the fantastic views from the castle gardens it is possible to take the scenic mountain route by bus to St. Gilgen and Mondsee, where you will find the parish church in which the wedding of Baron and Maria von Trapp was conducted. A perfect ending to a perfect day.
Sound of Music Dinner Show
Those who want to wade even further into the world of Maria Trapp and her family, can enjoy an evening at the Sound of Music Sound Dinner Show. In the Salzburger Sternbräu, local specialities are served and the most beautiful songs from The Sound of Music are performed. For the last 22 years, the “Salzburg Sound of Music Singers” have been fascinating guests from all over the world.
The Sound of Salzburg
The moving story of the Trapp family, along with their songs, are inextricably linked to Salzburg and the city. The success of the film has resulted in around 300,000 people visiting the film’s location on an annual basis. The musical, which was produced before the film, is also regularly performed at the Salzburg Landestheater.
The fate of the family and the music that shaped their lives, is known throughout the world. In SalzburgerLand and the city of Salzburg, there is a unique opportunity to find out more about this famous family.
Tour of Music – The Sound of Music – filming and locations
- Mirabell Gardens, the setting for „Do Re Mi“
- Schloss Leopoldskron – used as Villa-Trapp in the Sound of Music
- Schloss Hellbrunn, Gazebo, „16 going on 17“
- Stift Nonnberg, the church where the „real“ Maria and Baron von Trapp married.
- Salzburger lake district, St Gilgen, for a picnic and photo opportunities
- Mondsee – parish church where wedding scene was filmed
Length: approx. 4 hours