Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg Guide:
One of Salzburg’s many claims to fame is its role as a major setting for the highly acclaimed musical and movie Sound of Music. Walk the same path as the Von Trapp family did and waltz around the same gardens as the Von Trapp children with the Sound of Music tour, a tour conducted by several tour companies across Salzburg.
Hop on to the tour bus and sit back and relax even as the Sound of Music soundtrack fills the air; disembark at the locations where different parts of the movie were shot; explore the locations and pose for photo ops. The tour guides regale you with interesting anecdotes of the movie shooting, stars and other interesting facts about the movie and Salzburg in general.
Waltz around the Mirabell Gardens and around the Pegasus Statue just like the Von Trapp children did while singing Do-re-mi; visit the Leopoldskron Castle, which served as a home for the Von Trapp family and the Leopoldskron Lake into which the children fell, while boating; and pose besides the glass pavilion at Hellbrunn Castle.
See where it all started with a visit to Nonnberg Abbey, the convent in which the governess, Maria, was a novice. Incidentally, Nonnberg Abbey is the oldest convent in the German Speaking part of Europe. End the tour with a visit to Mondsee Wedding Church, where the movie concludes with the baron and Maria’s wedding.