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Relive your favorite scenes from the classic musical on The Original Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg. This comprehensive, 4-hour adventure takes you to the film’s iconic sites around the city while providing historical background on Salzburg’s top attractions and architectural jewels. Visit the stunning Lake District and see the gazebo where ‘Sixteen Going on Seventeen’ was shot before concluding your tour back at your original departure point. 

Highlights

  • 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

Meet your guide in Mirabellplatz in central Salzburg and hop aboard your coach. Take off through the city, with the film’s soundtrack playing to set the mood. Sing along with the lyrics to ‘Edelweiss,’ ‘Do-Re-Mi’ and ‘My Favorite Things’ as you pass famous locations featured in the film. (See the Itinerary section for a complete list of locations.) Marvel at the city’s architecture and see the Lake District, one of the most impressive regions in the heart of Austria.

Continue to the charming town of Mondsee, where you will have free time to explore the setting of the film’s wedding at the Mondsee Cathedral. Wander the streets at your leisure, stopping for a delicious slice of crisp apple strudel or perusing the local shops.

Your tour will conclude with drop-off at your original departure point in central Salzburg.

Itinerary

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

Ronald B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Excelent guide

Ayumi Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

I enjoyed everything... especially Karaoke in the bus!

PRATAP D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Had a great tour. Our guide Christina was great and interactive and so we enjoyed the trip more!

Damien I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Excellent host in Barbara - knowledgable, engaging and amusing

jody g

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Went on the Sound of Music Tour on August 15. It was the highlight of my vacation in Austria. The tour guide was the best! It was a totally great experience. Very informative, very well done. The tour guide could not have been better!! We sang on the bus, we laughed, and we saw beautiful sights. This was one of the best tour experiences I've had.

Sharon L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

It was an amazing tour. I would really recommend it to anyone who likes the movie. Not only did we see a number of the places that were used to film, but we also got some very interesting information about the movie and the people in it

Jennifer T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This was a lot of fun. Anna and Otto showed us a good time, and we saw a lot despite the rain and traffic. We didn't see old Salzburg on the tour, but it was a short walk afterward. Good tour even if you don't know the movie -- the scenery was spectacular.

Lynne A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

I had no idea how many people around the world love the Sound of Music just like I do. This tour took us around to several of the locations within Salzburg that were used as filming locations as well as a beautiful drive in the Austrian countryside with stops in the Lake district which was also used throughout the film. We sang along with the music CD which was really fun. Our guide, Peter, was very knowledgeable about the film as well as Salzburg history in general and had a great sense of humor.

Jonathan M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Good feel good tour. Guide was very knowledgeable and was able to get the majority on the tour involved.

Patricia A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

What a great 1/2 day tour!! Our guide David was so much fun- he told us lots of interesting facts about the filming of the Sound of Music while touring the different locations throughout Salzburg and the surrounding country side. David also gave us tips for other attractions in the city! I would highly recommend this tour to any fan of the movie!! The bus sing along was fun for all!!!

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