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  • Location:Salzburg, Austria
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)

The Original Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg

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 October 2015

GREAT Guide, bus driver, group. The tour was fun, informative and went by way too fast. Given the opportunity we will do it again, the this time we'd take the earlier tour so that we can visit some of the sights that were pointed out along the way.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Being a huge lover of this movie I had high expectations, and they were exceeded! What an amazing gem of a city, what stunning views. The guide was fantastic! Very charismatic, even got us singing on the bus well I was singing Would recommend and return.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Loved our guide David. Interesting factoids about the scenes and sets. Watch the movie before you go if you can. Beautiful tour of Mondsee.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

A wonderful tour with an excellent guide. Highly recommend

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Our tour guide was very entertaining and gave a lot of information about the area. My husband hadn't seen the movie and I wasn't sure how he would like being on a bus for four hours. He LOVED it and wished we had gone on the tour when we first arrived in Salzburg. I had seen the movie over 30 times so was thrilled with seeing where it was filmed. We both watched the movie on our way home to Colorado. Great tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Fun and lighthearted.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This tour was a great way to see the sights of Salzburg and get acquainted with the town. Our guide Natasha and driver Mateos made the whole trip fun with lots of tidbits of the filming. Highlight of the trip was Mondsee and the beautiful church and town....drive throught the lake country is exceptional... thank you!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Interesting and knowledgable guide. Loved every minute.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

One of the best tours I have ever been on! Our tour guide, Peter, was absolutely fantastic - so enthusiastic, funny and entertaining. The scenery was also amazing - starting from the historic buildings of Salzburg to the little town of Mondsee, every place we visited was beautiful and picturesque. Truly a wonderful tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was a great tour from start to finish. We were originally meant to go the following day, but as the forecast was for rain, we asked to be transferred to the afternoon of the day before. This was not a problem.
Would thoroughly recommend this tour and would do it again in a heartbeat.

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