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  • Location: Salzburg, Austria
  • Duration:  4 hours (approx.)
The hills are alive with The Original Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg. Enjoy a day trip visiting the breathtaking landscapes and locations where the famous musical, 'The Sound of Music,' was filmed. The English-speaking guide not only shows you the highlights of the film, but also the historical and architectural landmarks in the city, as well as a part of the picturesque lake district.


  • The Sound of Music filming locations tour in Salzburg
  • See the beautiful locations where scenes from the movie were filmed
  • Listen to the soundtrack and sing along to famous songs
  • Visit the gazebo where 'Sixteen Going on Seventeen' was shot
  • Free time in Mondsee, location of Maria and Captain Von Trapp's wedding

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What You Can Expect

The Original Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg

Sound of Music Gazebo and the setting for the famous "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" song

Relax and listen to the soundtrack or sing along to the famous songs and lyrics including 'My Favourite Things,' 'Do-Re-Mi,' 'Edelweiss,' 'Climb Ev'ry Mountain,' 'Sixteen Going on Seventeen,' 'The Lonely Goatherd' and, of course, the glorious title song, 'The Sound of Music.'

You will stop in Mondsee for roughly one hour where you will have free time to explore Mondsee Cathedral, the setting of the famous film wedding. You can also explore this beautiful Austrian town at your leisure and we recommend stopping by Mrs Brown's cafe to taste the best 'crisp apple strudel' in Mondsee.


The Sound of Music Film Locations in Salzburg:

  • Mirabell Gardens - The Mirabell Gardens were laid out in the 18th century. Maria and the children were seen dancing around the statue of Pegasus, the winged horse, and throughout the gardens singing 'Do-Re-Mi.'
  • Leopoldskron Castle - The front side of the castle was used as the Trapp family home, the children were boating on the Leopoldskron Lake and fell into the water. The Venetian room was copied from the castle and used as the ballroom.
  • Hellbrunn Castle - This hunting castle was built in the early 17th century by Prince-Archbishop Markus Sittikus. In the gardens the glass pavillion was reconstructed for the pleasure of those fans still returning after 30 years.
  • Nonnberg Abbey - Nonnberg Abbey is the oldest convent in the German speaking part of Europe. Maria was a novice there. The baron and Maria were married here in 1927. The scenes for the movie made here include the opening with the nuns going to Mass and Maria coming too late.
  • St Gilgen and Lake Wolfgang - Scenery shown at the beginning of the movie was filmed at Lake Fuschl on the way to St Gilgen. Like the Mozart family, visitors from all over the world appreciate the beautiful village in the Salzkammergut.
  • Wedding Church Mondsee - Mondsee Cathedral was used as the location for Maria and the Baron's wedding in the film.

Please note: The coach will visit all film locations listed above. You will get off the bus at Leopoldskron Castle, Hellbrunn Castle, St Gilgen and Lake Wolfgang and Mondsee.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was the best day out in Salzburg. A must for everyone... Even if you are not a fan, you get to see some lovely areas out of the city

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was a very well organized, fun tour! I enjoyed getting out of the heat onto a new, clean, air conditioned bus that took us to many of the sites that The Sound of Music was filmed. David, the tour guide, was very knowledgeable and fun. He has us singing songs from the movie along the way. The scenery was fantastic. I would highly recommend this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

A great tour with a fantastic guide Natasha. She was very informative and this trip can be enjoyed by those who are not Sound of Music fans like me as the places visited are fantastic.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This tour shared many interesting facts about Salzburg, the movie and those who were in it. The tour was not just informative but very fun.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Peter, our tour guide made the trip a wonderful experience. Thank you for a great 4 hours of knowledge, fun, happy time!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The tour was very good. Really enjoyed the comfort of the bus along with the narrating of the tour guide. Would highly recommend this tour!!! Family from New Jersey

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Thoroughly enjoyable with excellent commentary.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

One of my fondest dreams just came true! The tour was very informative and it gave us a glimpse of Salzburg, which I realized is a very beautiful place!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Another great tour! Really enjoyed seeing all the sights where the movie was filmed! And our tour guide, Barbara was terrific!

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