The Trapp Family
Reality and the “Sound of Music”
Salzburg Museum - A New Special Show
Nov 4, 2011 - Sep 15, 2013
The world-famous 1965 "The Sound of Music“ movie is one of the most-seen movies in the world. Countless tourists travel to the shooting locations in the city and province of Salzburg every year.
This October, "The Sound of Music" has returned home: Salzburg State Theatre is staging the hit musical for the first time ever in Salzburg - the city, where the Trapp Family once has found together and from where they were forced to emigrate to the USA due to their neglection of the Nazi-ideology.
The true story of the Trapp Family
From November 4, the Salzburg Museum will present a special exhibition on the Trapp Family at the Panorama Museum. The show will focus on the true story of the family's life and contrast the family history with the myth portrayed in the musical and the movie.
The exhibition begins with the life of Captain Georg von Trapp, who took Maria Augusta Kutschera as his second wife. Maria Augusta Kutschera wrote the autobiographical "The Trapp Family Singers“ in 1949, depicting the different stages of the family's life.
From original exhibits to the Edelweiss "Sing-along Station"
Original family objects, documents and manuscripts provide interesting insight into the Trapp Family's life – from the past to the present. Many of the Original objects are shown for the first time ever in public! Additionally, numerous family photos are presented using interactive media.