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  • Location: Salzburg, Austria
  • Duration:  6 hours (approx.)
Visit ‘The Sound of Music’ film locations, enjoy breakfast in a Rococo castle and learn about the real-life Von Trapp family on this private Viator Exclusive that can’t be booked anywhere else! Filmed in Salzburg and the lake district of Salzkammergut, the 1965 musical film was a hit worldwide, using stunning settings that were as captivating as the storyline itself. After breakfast in one of the film sites – Schloss Leopoldskron – see Schloss Hellbrunn’s gazebo, and then take a tour of Villa Trapp. Finish your day on a high note with a photo stop by Mondsee Parish Church – where the film's romantic wedding was set.

Highlights

  • Private Tour of The Sound of Music film locations in Salzburg and Salzkammergut
  • Start your day with breakfast inside Schloss Leopoldskron on this Viator Exclusive
  • See the gazebo at Schloss Hellbrunn, where the lovesick Liesl von Trapp sang 'Sixteen Going on Seventeen'
  • Take a tour of Villa Trapp in Aigen and hear the history of the real-life Von Trapp family, around whom the film was based
  • Visit the Austrian Lake District of Salzkammergut, stopping for photos at the Sound of Music Wedding Church Mondsee
  • This tour cannot be booked anywhere else – don’t miss out on this unforgettable experience!

What You Can Expect

Viator Exclusive: ‘The Sound of Music’ Private Tour with Breakfast at Schloss Leopoldskron

Take a photo in front of Mondsee Parish Church!

Leave your Salzburg hotel and travel by luxury minivan with your private guide to Schloss Leopoldskron. Elegantly perched on the side of a lake, the castle is often considered one of Austria’s most resplendent Rococo buildings, with a sumptuous interior that mirrors its grand facade. Having featured heavily in the film version of The Sound of Music, the castle is the ideal setting for a relaxing late breakfast. Do just that and dine from a hearty Austrian breakfast buffet with cured meats, sausages, Speck ham, scrambled eggs, fresh fruits, cereals and yoghurt.

After breakfast, hop back inside your minivan and relax on the 20-minute journey to Schloss Hellbrunn – an Italianate 17th-century palace -- while your guide regales you with the history of the Von Trapp family. Hear about Liesl von Trapp and then see Schloss Hellbrunn’s gazebo where she famously sang 'Sixteen Going on Seventeen' with the dashing messenger, Rolf.

Hit the road again and travel to the Salzburg neighborhood of Aigen. While not featured in the film, the town was home to the real-life Von Trapp family, around whom the much-loved story was based. Head inside Villa Trapp for your tour, seeing the rooms where the Von Trapp family choir would rehearse. Hear of Heinrich Himmler, the feared Nazi, who later used the villa as his summer vacation home, and learn of its use today as a family-run guesthouse.

Leave the city and travel to Salzkammergut, a breathtaking region typified by Alpine lakes, scenic valleys and mountain landscapes. Stop for photos in the sleepy mountain town of St Gilgen, posing in front of the Schafbergbahn – the mountain railway that was used in the film – and then continue to Mondsee. The star attraction of the pretty lakeside town is the 'Sound of Music Wedding Church' Mondsee – a distinctive yellow-fronted church that achieved fame as the Sound of Music's wedding scene.

After roughly one hour in Mondsee, return to your minibus and relax on the journey back to central Salzburg, finishing your tour at your hotel.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

We would like to thank Natasha for an a very informative and entertaining Sound of Music Tour. We really enjoyed the tour and all the places we visited. It was good value for the money spent. Well done and thanks very much.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

My wife and I agree that this was our favorite tour, while in Austria. NATASHA is a wonderful tour guide and our "new best friend". To have a private tour for two with all the film locations, breakfast and lunch is beyond description! WORTH THE MONEY! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! We would do it again!

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