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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

Fantastic!!! Everything I had hoped for and more!!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Our guide was Peter and he was very nice and engaging. Fun way to explore Salzburg and the lake area.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We had a lovely tour with Sharron who was quite fun and made the trip quite enjoyable. The stories behind the scenes and the tour itself was just what we wanted and expected. The trip out to Mondesee to see the church was the highlight for us. It was quite a hot day, and the bus was nicely air conditioned and she kept us in the shade for as much as possible on the walking parts of the tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Loved the trip!!! I was so excited to see all of the places.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Beautiful! 5 star tour, loved the tour guide, definitely recommend it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

If you're a Sound of Music fan, this is a definite must do. Even if you're not a big fan, the tour of the city and, particularly, the tour of the countryside was simply amazing. The only possible downside is that the tours are conducted on big buses, so if one person from the group is late returning to the bus at any location, it would hold up the entire group. Fortunately, this wasn't a huge problem for our tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great experience..coach was well informed and very interactive..made our trip enjoyable and fun..very worthwhile..

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Our tour guide, Peter was excellent- he was funny, knowledgeable and fabulous with our singalong son the bus. The pickups and tour were punctual. Our free time in Mondsee was appropriate and just enough time! I loved every minute of this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excellent tour. Natasha was a fantastic guide. Funny and knowledgable with lots of stories and comments.
We loved how each site from the film was introduced by the corresponding song and how we all sang along. We visited several beautiful areas around Salzburg and really ejoied getting to know the story behind the film.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

A great trip! Learn a lot about Austria and Antonio was a great guide.

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