Mirabell Palace and Gardens (Mirabellschloss und garten)
Mirabell Palace and Gardens (Mirabellschloss und garten) Reviews
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Our excellent guide Natasha MADE this tour - she was funny, very knowledgeable and informative. Easy to book online from the UK for myself, husband and two children (10 and 7). We all enjoyed it, even my reluctant husband was singing along during the 4 hour tour! Easy to find start point across the road from Mirabel Gdns (not partof tour so needs to be done independently) We managed to get front seats on the coach (good for the children) and there was the opportunity to get off coach at 4 locations (3 film related locations but not actually go inside). Quite a long drive to/from Mondsee but enough time for leisurely look around church and to have coffee and strudel. Also good way to see Salzburg and environs if, like us, you are only there for an afternoon.
Our guide made this trip even more fun/special-very informative with tidbits and so expressive,funny and witty. shame the mirabelle gardens were closed for the winter. you could still go in and take pictures but not walk around the fountain or up and down the stairs. however, overall, worth it!!
This was not my first time..this time we couldn't get into the mirabell gardens..it was all barricade with chains...only could take photos around it.
Great Trip. Visit to Mirabell gardens should have been included. However very nice tour guide, really knew her stuff. Fantastic scenery.
The positives - the tour guide was great, I was certainly great to see the sights we did. The negatives - this was hardly a personal experience. The bus was huge, the sights were crammed with tourists, hardly any time was spent at each place ... It was all a bit rushed. The only real effort to make it 'fun' was the tour guide putting on the soundtrack and ordering us to sing. It was all quite manufactured. With a bus that big, everyone was too self-conscious to really get into it - and note, the tour guide didn't sing herself. It was nice to have an hour in Mondsee. But, again, it did seem like the attitude was: 'we need to get back because we have more tourists to pick up'. Tours like this seem to be run purely on a money-making timetable, with little care for the individual's experience. How else can they explain not actually escorting the group into Mirabell Gartens, but instead suggesting that we take a look ourselves after being dropped off?
Our tour guide could have been more enthusiastic. The tour should have included a visit to Mirabelle Gardens. We visited it after the tour as suggested. I was surprised we did not get a closer drive-by the convent. Also, our tour guide did not mention the apple strudel restaurant when we visited the church which other tourist on another bus said they were provided informatiion on this and were glad they could experience this outstanding treat.
Guide and driver were both approachable and knowledgeable. A section of the Mirabell Gardens where Do Re Mi song was filmed, was closed when we visited on our own after the tour. Mondsee was nice and romantic, fun reliving childhood nostalgia scenes from movie. Listened to some songs from soundtrack and special 40th anniversary edition of DVD. Overall enjoyable and worth doing!
It was the highlight of our trip to Europe. The scenery and bus tour was great. I loved seeing parts of the movie and listening to the soundtrack and singing along. The guide was so so infomative and told many behind the scenes stories. Mondsee is the town where the church that Maria was wed. It was such a beautiful little town. I highly recommend this tour.
Be sure to go early to Mirabellplatz. There are many food vendors there to have a quick bite to eat before the tour.
I enjoyed the trip a lot, especially as we had dressed up for the occasion. However, on reflection, we didn't actually see that much. There were a alot of places that were inaccessible to the public which is just how it is. And a lot of Hollywood stuff which you can;'t see in Salzburg. But the guide didn't show us the gardens at the Mirabell palace, which were opposite the start point. With a guide maybe we could have stood on the steps, walked down the green aisle... Most of the trip was taken up with going to Montsee. We weren't shown Nonnberg or the outdoor theatre at the end of the film. But we were given an SOM guide to the city, JUST AS WELL!
So we folowed up a alot of our own stuff. Not sure why it is called the Authentic SOM tour - how many others are there and are they any better?!
wonderful tour. our tour guide was great and made the trip even more enjoyable. it is true that you don't stop in mirabell gardens, the mozart bridge or the abbey however you can easily do these yourself at your own pace. no issue whatsoever. the sights are great and the apple strudel in monsee is delicious. i went with my girlfirend and i wasn't looking forward to the tour to begin with but it turned out to be a great day.
My friends and I had an amazing time on the Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg. Our tour guide Peter was full of facts about the movie and the real Maria Von Trapp, he was also full of some great on-liner jokes, delivered with his unique Austrian sense of humour! It rained nearly the entire 4 hours, but that did not deter anyones enthusiasm. The scenic and movie locations were amazing, especially the church in Mondsee and running through Mirabella gardens. We (being SOM geeks) dressed up in homemade curtain "play clothes" and everyone wanted photos with us. It was the highlight of our trip to Salzburg!
This would have been a five-star review had the company (Panorama) not forgotten to pick us up from our hostel as promised, meaning we missed the meeting at Mirabellplatz, our choice of seats and the trip to Leopoldskron... That said, a rep was sent to collect us and bring us to the coach, and once we'd got over the initial disappointment, the tour was great fun and the guide, Peter, was extremely funny and engaging. Salzburg is beautiful and a tour of well-known sites and scenes is a brilliant way to see it. The lake district stop alone is breathtaking.
Evelyn our tour guide was very good. She was sweet, friendly and made the tour fun and informative. My only complaint is that we did not see many of the sites we wanted too. We just drove past the Mirabelle Gardens and the Rock Riding school but did not go inside either. Also would have liked to see the Abbey and the cemetery. We did not even get close to either. I realize it was probably a time issue but would have been nice to have been given the choice of what we were going to see. We did enjoy seeing the lakes etc but that took up much of the time. The reason we paid more for a private tour is that we wanted to set our own sites.and see the major ones. I even requested that on my reservation ahead of time. . I do not fault out tour guide at all, I think she was just following the tour company route.
Without a car you need a tour but not sure you get much more for the money with a private tour.
Review by Linzriley, Canada, June 2011
Doing what: Salzburg Super Saver: Original Sound of Music and Salt Mines Day Trip
Best day of the whole trip! Now alot of the movie sites with in the citycenter are very easy to walk to on your own, give yourself 3-4 hrs to see them all (Mirabell Gardens, Nonnburg Abbeyect). This tour takes to the locations that are harder to get to/find. The guides are fantastic and fun with lots of great stories told to them by the original cast members and some of the actual Von Trapp family members (all of whom have been back and taken the tour)! Be prepared to sing along to the music from the movie on the bus between locations. You also get to spend about an hour in Mondsee (where the Wedding scene church is). This is a great place to get some lunch or apple strudel, you wont really have enough time to get something to eat when you go back to change buses for the afternoon trip to the salt mines. The trains and slides going down into the Salt Mines are alot of fun! the caverns of the mines are really amazing and erie. The salt lake will play tricks on your eyes, it has to be seen to be believed. The English audio guide is not the best quality and cuts out alot but we were not that concerned and still enjoyed ourselves despite that. After the Mines you spend an hour in a village in the Bavarian mountains(great mountain views, including a view of Eagles Nest(Hitler's compound)perched n the cliffs above). Another opportunity for strudel and Bavarian beer before heading back into Salzburg.
Guide was great, really knew his stuff. Enjoyed the tour, would have been nice if there was some banter and singing on the tour though, we had prepared our singing voices but it was really quite tame. Disappointed that the tour did not go in to Mirabel Gardens when it stated that it would do so.