Sound of Music

Salzburg Austria Tourist Information and City Guide

The 1965 musical drama movie entitled "The Sound of Music" was one of the most successful films ever made.  The story unfolded in Salzburg Austria in 1938 at the time of the "Anschluss" (i.e. occupation of Austria by the Nazis).

The film traces the life of Maria von Trapp, an Austrian postulant, who becomes governess to the children of a widowed naval officer.

Many visitors to Salzburg enjoy visiting locations where actual events occurred or where scenes were filmed.

Entrance to Mirabell Gardens
Entrance to Mirabell Gardens, Salzburg

Locations where "The Sound of Music" was filmed include the following:

1. Residenzplatz - Square and Fountain

2. Leopoldskron Palace

3. Mirabell Palace and Gardens

4. Nonnberg Convent and Abbey - Benedictine Monastery

5. The Sound of Music Pavilion (Frohnburg Palace)

6. Salzburg Festival Hall (Felsenreitschule Riding School)


Residenz Fountain in Salzburg Austria
Residenz Square and Fountain

Fans of "The Sound of Music" can either explore these locations on their own or take one of several available "Sound of Music" tours.

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