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If you are a fan of The Sound of Music and traveling to Austria, you probably should consider taking the Original Sound of Music Tour. It is a great way to take in the beautiful landscape of Salzburg where a few of the scenes of the movie The Sound of Music were filmed.
On this guided bus tour, you will be told which scenes were actually filmed in Austria (most of course was filmed in a studio back in the United States) along with information about the real Van Trapp family. You can spend time watching parts of the movie as you journey from one location to the next and you’ll even get to sing along to the soundtrack on your way back from the tour.
During your Sound of Music Tour you will visit:
- Leopoldskron Palace
See Leopoldskron Palace sitting on a beautiful lake. This is the location where the famous boating scene was filmed. You know, the one where everyone falls in the water? With a pair of binoculars (bring these), you will also be able to see the Captain’s backyard and private palace gardens.
- Hellbrunn Palace, Gazebo
See the Gazebo where “16 going on 17” as well as the kissing scene of Maria and Baron von Trapp was filmed. While it isn’t in its original location, it was rebuilt in the gardens of Hellbrunn Palace so visitors could enjoy it.
- Hellbrunner Street
Visit the spot where they filmed the scene when Maria arrives at the Von Trapp mansion and where they roll the car out of the drive when trying to escape the night of the show.
Also here is where they filmed the scene where children were hanging from the trees when Baron Von Trapp is arriving home from visiting the Baroness.
- Salzburg Lake District
Pass Lake Fuschl and Lake Wolfgang, where panorama shots and scenes of the picnic were filmed and stop to get a picture with a wonderful view of Lake Wolfgang in the background!
- Mondsee – Wedding Chapel
In Mondsee you see the famous church, where the wedding of Maria and Baron von Trapp was filmed in the movie The Sound of Music. You will also have time to grab a snack, stop at a bathroom, and tour the town.
- Mirabell Gardens
See the beautiful Mirabell Gardens where the song “Do-Re-Mi” was filmed. After or before joining the tour, we recommend seeing the gardens on your own exploring the Pegasus Fountain as well as the Do-Re-Mi steps
Salzburg is such an amazing city~ full of history, charm and beautiful landscapes. The Sound of Music (while amazing) doesn’t give this place justice! You really must see it in person. It is breath-taking. While a tour of this sort isn’t for everyone (especially those who don’t know the movie well), we love The Sound of Music and found The Sound of Music Tour to be a wonderful way to see parts of Salzburg that we might otherwise not have prioritized.