A Detailed Tour Of “The Sound Of Music” In Salzburg! 🇦🇹
Salzburg is an Austrian city on the border of Germany, with views of the Eastern Alps. This is also where the famed the Sound of Music was filmed! 🎼
The original tour is offered by Panorama Tours, and costs €50 per adult. Expensive, I know, however; totally worth the price. 🇦🇹
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Visit the picturesque World Heritage City as well as the beautiful landscapes where many opening scenes were filmed, with a friendly live tour guide!
In fact, Salzburg Panorama Tours were the ones to take the Sound of Music film crew to various locations where the famous movie was shot.
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Follow the traces of the Trapp Family and see the original film settings! Just imagine being Julie Andrews, the main lead, playing Maria von Trapp.
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The tour starts with Church Mondsee in the City Centre. It reached international fame after Maria & Baron’s wedding sequence was filmed inside.
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Next, we make our way to Pegasus Fountain in Mirabell Gardens where “Do Re Mi” was shot with Maria and the kids, winning a string of 5 Academy Awards.
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Hellbrunn Palace is also a stone’s throw away; built between 1613 & 1619. It has undergone no style changes & visitors still enjoy original scenery.
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One of the main sites from the film is Hellbrunn Palace’s glass gazebo, setting for various love scenes such as Maria & Baron’s first kiss.
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Next is Nonnberg Abbey!Unlike the film, Maria wasn’t a nun yet, but only a novice in the abbey’s school. Baron & Maria also married here in real life.
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Schloss Leopoldskron is perhaps my favourite! It’s the house where the Trapp Family lived in the film, but is now a luxury hotel called Villa Trapp.
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Historic Villa Trapp is the only real gem in the number of movie sets & composed shots of the Trapp home. It was the centre of their family life.
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The 22-room building, with its mansard roof & slightly yellow colour makes an elegant impression.
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After the family’s financial situation became precarious, Maria rented out rooms for guests. A large room was also converted into a chapel.
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It was this holy room where the historic meeting between Maria and Father Franz Wasner took place. Wasner was sent by the bishop to hold the Easter...
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...mass in 1936, not knowing that the “Trapp Family Choir” would change his life forever.
Visitors can even stay in the family’s original rooms, including this luxury 70 m2 suite!
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Every room is exclusively furnished and maintained in the aura of the period - from 1923 to 1938 - in which the Von Trapp Family lived here.
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In the film, the family escapes up and over the mountains; in reality, they opened the garden gate through this room, and took the train to Italy.
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Trapp Villa is not a full-service hotel.Staff are welcoming & ever ready to discuss the property’s history.Ask for packages linked to the film’s tour.
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Last but not the least, the tour wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Sound of Music World - Museum and Exhibition.
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The exhibition reports the family’s migration from Nazi Austria, until they gained a foothold in the States.
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Even though the little museum houses only three rooms, the artefacts collected from the Trapps’ Family life are original and in pristine condition.
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Maria’s book, “The Story of the Trapp Family Singers”, set the base for their fame. She didn’t grant permission to the first offers from Hollywood...
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...for filming.Finally, the German Gloria took up the offer.The film was a big hit in the US.In 2 years, it set itself on the list of all-time greats!
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Even today, The Sound of Music is the most successful filming of a Musical, among the top 5 productions in history. & its tour is just as brilliant! 🎶
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