The city of Mozart is surrounded by breathtaking nature and numerous historical sights. Many destinations can be reached quickly and easily. A bus tour immerses you in the world of “The Sound of Music” and explores original film locations in various ways – by bus, on foot, by bike or rickshaw.
The Sound of Music Tour – Salzburg
The life of the Trapp family is world famous and inseparable from the city of Salzburg. Around 300,000 people visit the locations of film history every year.
Briefly about the plot of the film: It all starts with the character Maria. Maria is a novice in the Nonnberg Monastery. The other nuns send Maria to the Baron von Trapp, whose wife has died. Maria is given the task of taking care of the baron’s seven children. With her style she quickly conquered the hearts of children and barons. The baron marries Maria and they live a harmonious family life. Singing and dancing play an important role for the family and Maria therefore founds a family choir.
The choir takes part in a folk music competition in Salzburg and wins it. When the Baron von Trapp is forced to join the German Navy, he refuses and therefore flees with his family to Switzerland and from there to the USA. The family is touring all over America under the title “Trapp Family Singers” to give concerts.
Visit to the locations from the film
The family story became a worldwide success through the filming in 1965 with Julie Andrews in the leading role Maria. The songs from the film are world famous. Original film locations that are visited as part of the tour are the Mirabell Gardens and the Pegasus Fountain, where the dance scene was filmed by Maria and the children. You can also visit the Leopoldskron Palace, which in the film represents the family home, and Hellbrunn Palace, where vocal scenes were filmed. A stop is also made at Nonnberg Abbey, where young Maria was a novice. The opening scene was shot in St. Gilgen on Lake Wolfgang. The place is also visited as well as the basilica at the Mondsee, where the wedding between Maria and the Baron von Trapp took place.
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