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Sound of Music Tour

By Viator, July 2014

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Salzburg is a city with a rich musical history. Mozart was born there, and performed regularly as a child prodigy until he was 17 years old and moved to Vienna. The local choirs fill the cathedrals. And in 1964, Julie Andrews ensured that many locations in Salzburg would be held closely in people’s hearts. The Sound of Music was a huge success for the filmmakers, winning Oscars and gaining popularity worldwide, but it was also a great success for Salzburg because it showed the world how beautiful the city is when framed by the Bavarian Alps.

Hop on the famous Sound of Music bus tour to see the original settings for the film, and learn unknown facts about the filming of the classic musical. Be sure to bring your vocal chords with you, because you’ll be treated to sing-a-long renditions of the classic songs all day.  The tour starts at the Schloss Leopoldskron, which was used for the exterior of the Von Trapp house, and is the location of the boating lake where the young actress playing Gretl nearly drowned when the Von Trapp’s boat capsized on screen. The glass rotunda used for “I am Sixteen, Going on Seventeen” was originally located in the garden of this great house, but so many people broke in to re-enact the scene that it has now been moved and put on public display.

The tour then heads out to the Lake District and the small town of Mondsee. This is home to the cathedral where Maria and Colonel von Trapp tied the knot. It is also a great place to buy an apple strudel, and sample the Austrian countryside.

Finishing back in Salzburg, the last thing you see on the tour is the Schloss Mirabell – the steps where the delightful “Doh a Deer” sequence was filmed. If you take the time to wander around the rest of Salzburg, you are likely to recognize countless other sites used for the film, but the tour is a great way to see the main attractions in one go.

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