Sound of Music in Salzburg

How the cult film "The Sound of Music" shaped the city of Mozart

The singing Trapp family from Salzburg is known worldwide. It is therefore not surprising that, in addition to the internationally renowned film "The Sound of Music", there are also matching tours and locations around the city of Salzburg. Experience the cult of the Sound of Music in the city of Salzburg and visit famous sights shown in the legendary film.

The movie "The Sound of Music" from 1965

The main character in the film is the convent nun Maria (Julie Andrews), who leaves her order behind so that she can look after the children of the widower and Baron von Trapp (Christopher Plummer). The young lady is warmly welcomed by both the children and their father, and the Baron subsequently marries her. However, the perfect family life is overshadowed by the Nazi regime and ends with the family's successful escape.

The legendary musical film can be seen on television in many countries around the world, particularly around Christmas - especially in the Anglo-American region. It also won 5 Oscars and was originally based on the memoirs of Maria von Trapp (born Kutschera), which were turned into a Broadway musical and finally the film.

Mirabell Gardens and Mirabell Palace
A visit to the enchanting Mirabell Gardens and Mirabell Palace is an attraction for everyone

Famous locations from the film in the city of Salzburg

Although the film "The Sound of Music" received little attention in Austria, it left its mark on the city. Numerous locations shown in the film have always been real visitor magnets:

  • Mirabell Gardens and Mirabell Palace
  • Nonnberg Abbey in front of Hohensalzburg Fortress
  • St. Peter's Abbey
  • Residence Square
  • Herbert von Karajan Square and the Horse Pond
  • Felsenreitschule
  • Leopoldskron Palace
  • Frohnburg Palace - now part of the Mozarteum, the world-famous music university in Salzburg
  • Hellbrunn Palace complex

The film also shows scenery away from the city in Salzburger Land and the Salzkammergut. In addition to Hohenwerfen Castle, the village of St. Gilgen on Lake Wolfgangsee and Mondsee Basilica can also be admired in "The Sound of Music".

Sound of Music tours by bus, bike, horse-drawn carriage and on foot

Whether by bus, bike or on foot - on the Sound of Music tours you can follow in the footsteps of the Trapp family and visit central film locations in Salzburg. A horse-drawn carriage ride in a horse-drawn carriage also brings you closer to film history. Let the guides tell you everything you need to know about the film and its shooting, the history of the real Trapp family and the film locations.

Nächtigen und Einkehren im Hotel & Gasthof Hölle

Central and quiet accommodation in Salzburg

After exploring the city of Salzburg with its various sights, return to your central Hotel & Gasthof Hölle. There you can enjoy the relaxing location in the countryside and the family atmosphere in the hotel. In the restaurant, you will be served delicious Salzburg specialties such as a typical Austrian schnitzel. You can reflect on your day in the city of Salzburg. Perhaps the songs from the movie "Edelweiss" or the main title "The Sound of Music" will still be ringing in your ears.

Would you like to experience the cult of "The Sound of Music" for yourself in the baroque Mozart city of Salzburg? Then book your room in a quiet location near the old town now or send us a no-obligation inquiry!

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