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  • Location:Salzburg, Austria
  • Duration:6 hours (approx.)

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

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.


  • 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!

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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 façade. 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 meat, sausages, Speck ham, scrambled eggs, fresh fruit, cereal 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 Mondsee Cathedral — a distinctive yellow-fronted church that achieved fame as the Sound of Music's wedding scene.

After roughly one hour, 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 September 2015

David was great. He took us to and explained all the sites. It was a memorable and great day! Thanks David for making it so complete. You enhanced our knowledge of the Sound of Music immensely!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Driver was great and customized the tour to our interests . The only criticism is that the breakfast was a very basic buffet and half the dishes were empty by the time we got there

Jan S
United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This tour for our family was all that we expected it to be and more. Our tour guide, Peter, was amazing! He was friendly, professional, and knowledgable. He helped make our day a memorable one. The included breakfast at Schloss Leopoldskron was delicious. The private tour does cost more, but for a once-in-a-lifetime tour with our kids and their wives, this was most definitely the way to go. It's much better to see things up close and personal...not from across the lake, for example. We highly recommend this tour!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Forgot to add the 5-stars

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

Natasha was great
Many thanks

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

This was an amazing day and our guide Natasha made it even more special she made the day for us with memories never to be forgotten

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

This was the most amazing tour. Our driver was very professional and so informative. This was a tour of a lifetime.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

We spent 3 weeks in Europe and this was easily the most wonderful experience we had during the entire trip. We were a bit concerned that what we would receive would match up with the price but the day far exceed our expectations. We originally booked this tour because my grandmother moves very slowly and uses a wheelchair for any distance walking, and we were concerned about keeping up with a big tour group; however, if you can squeeze it into your budget this is the best tour ever.

Starting the day off at Leopoldskron Palace was amazing, made better by all the people telling us that it was closed to the public and none of the tours went there, the closest we would get was the other other side of the lake. Seeing the amazing rococo building that Max saved just really set the mood for the day.

We had a list of must-see places that I had informed the company of before hand and also shared with our tour guide at the beginning of the day and they were 100% accommodating, I was concerned because communication before the tour was a little challenging but I don't know if that was from the viator end or Panoramic a Tours in Salzburg, but it didn't matter because they had all my messages and planned accordingly.

Our tour guide, who's name I can not remember now, was fantastic! He is a a Salzburg native and his knowledge of the area was impressive, so along with the history of the movie and the real history of the family I learned quite a bit about the history of Salzburg and Austria as he was able to answer any question we threw at him. The entire day our guide was generous with information, funny, personable and engaging. Our guide ended the tour with a sing along of sound of music songs on our way back down the alps, the perfect end to a perfect day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Top rated! Had a lovely time at the Scloss Leopoldskron and had a surprise visit and music from Elizabeth Von Trapp the granddaughter of the Baron at their former home! Tom, our guide, was first rate! Very well worth the time and fare!

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