‘The Sound of Music’ in Salzburg
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A musical tour to Salzburg, Austria

‘The Sound of Music’ in Salzburg

Salzburg, Austria, is the site of the actual story behind “The Sound of Music.”

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‘The Sound of Music’ in Salzburg

Portions of “The Sound of Music” were filmed in Salzburg’s Mirabell Palace Garden, including the “Do-Re-Mi” scene.

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‘The Sound of Music’ in Salzburg

Leopoldskron Palace stood in for the family’s mansion in “The Sound of Music.”

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‘The Sound of Music’ in Salzburg

The gardens at Mirabell Palace make a striking backdrop.

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‘The Sound of Music’ in Salzburg

The Hellbrunn Castle gazebo is where the “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” scene in “The Sound of Music” took place.

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‘The Sound of Music’ in Salzburg

The view from the roof of Salzburg’s Hohensalzburg Castle.

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‘The Sound of Music’ in Salzburg

St. Peter’s Abbey is the main hall of this large monastery complex, known to “Sound of Music” fans for the cemetery and catacombs used by the Von Trapp family during its escape from the Nazis.

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‘The Sound of Music’ in Salzburg

A guide from Fraulein Maria’s Bicycle Tours in Salzburg welcomes  bike tourists. Sturdy bikes are equipped with gears, bells and flip-books with photos of filming locations and song lyrics for guests to sing along.

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‘The Sound of Music’ in Salzburg

There’s plenty of art to be found in Salzburg, traditional and modern. There’s also a program of chamber concerts year-round.

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‘The Sound of Music’ in Salzburg

The museum at Hohensalzburg Fortress includes historic music instruments.

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‘The Sound of Music’ in Salzburg

A statue of hometown wonder Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is the centerpiece of the square Mozartplatz in the center of Salzburg.

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‘The Sound of Music’ in Salzburg

Austria is famous for its cafes, where coffee and cake make for a perfect break.

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‘The Sound of Music’ in Salzburg

There are many “Sound of Music” tours on offer in Salzburg, from vehicle to bicycle.

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‘The Sound of Music’ in Salzburg

The Original Sound of Music Tour, in business since 1967, takes visitors around the Salzburg region.

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‘The Sound of Music’ in Salzburg

Fraulein Maria’s Bicycle Tour shows small groups around “Sound of Music” sites in Salzburg, getting into nooks and crannies where buses can’t go.

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‘The Sound of Music’ in Salzburg

Intricate, wrought metal signage sets off a narrow pedestrian lane for Sternbrau, the Salzburg brewery that’s been in business since 1542. It serves hearty Austrian foods in a beer garden setting.

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‘The Sound of Music’ in Salzburg
Pretzels take many forms in Salzburg, such as fruit-filled pretzels and these “donut pretzels” sold on the street. (Andrew Bender)
‘The Sound of Music’ in Salzburg

This fountain with a horse motif is a centerpiece of Residenzplatz, the palace in central Salzburg. Julie Andrews flicked water out of this fountain while singing “I Have Confidence” in “The Sound of Music.”

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‘The Sound of Music’ in Salzburg

Even for those who don’t know the “Sound of Music,” Salzburg is a destination for music lovers, in part because it’s the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. His image is everywhere, on statues, posters, this marionette in a toy store.

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