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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 November 2015

Really good trip and got to see more of the area which is beautiful. Thomas the tour guide was informative and funny making the trip so good

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

the tour was fabulous and made more so by Tour Leader and her sidekick driver. They were fun and still remained pleasant even when some inconsiderate stragglers kept the bus waiting.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

One of the best trips of my life, not only the Sound of Music tour, but the shear beauty of Salzburg and surrounding area.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great tour. Our guide was very knowledgable and did great job keeping the tour interesting. A must do tour if you are a Sound of Music fan.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Very well done tour of the basics of the filming sites. Met our expectations. Bus was new and nice. Driver and guide were very friendly and had good senses of humor.
If you only have a half day and want to cover a lot of ground - this is the tour for you. If you know a lot about the movie and have a car, with some good research and a good GPS, you could easily visit all the sites on your own - not to take away from the tour - it was a high quality tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

A fun time. Our guide, Maria, was superb!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

the guide was so fun and full of knowledge. had a great day of it !!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Our Guide and bus driver was really excellent. My friend and I really totally enjoyed ourselves on this trip.

The guide was also really funny and make the trip really interesting as well as told us jokes throughout the journey. He even bring us extra to the garden at the end of the tour and explain more about the sound of music to me.

I love it and thank you for everything !

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Lovely tour guide who was very informative and helpful. Lots of different nationalities on the bus. Only on group didn't book the right tour for their language. My wife loved it and it was a highlight of our European tour. Thank you.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This is the best tour I have been on. I'm not normally a fan of these bus tours and especially themed tours , but this was definitely the best 4 hours I have spent . Peter the tour guide managed to tread a nice balance between the Sound of Music tragics with great informative tidbits about the musical and those of us who has only seen it once or twice with witty comments sending up the whole movie. Definitely recommended.

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