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The Sound of Music

Fans agree: Salzburg is THE “Sound of Music” city! Not only did the real Trapp family once live here, this movie classic was also filmed in and around the city. Roam in the footsteps of Maria von Trapp and Julie Andrews!

The movie-worthy story of the von Trapps

What sounds like a modern fairy tale is actually a true story: that of the young budding novice Maria Kutschera. She moves in with the Trapps as the children’s governess and shortly afterwards marries the widower father of the family. In the 1930s they found a family choir, which, after their emigration to the United States in 1938, becomes an international success. In 1965, the touching story of this singing family made it to the movies. Directed by Robert Wise, with Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer in the starring roles, the movie brought the Trapp story to audiences around the globe. The fact that the film diverges from reality from time to time in no way affects its popularity. As the recipient of five Oscars, “The Sound of Music” is one of the most successful productions in cinematic history!

Discover the original shooting locations!

Only a few Salzburgers have ever seen “My Songs – My Dreams” – which is the English translation of the German title – yet on the international stage, “The Sound of Music” enjoys a cult following! For the more than 300,000 visitors every year who make the pilgrimage to Salzburg because of the film, Mozart is just an added bonus. Rather, it is the movie shooting locations as well as the landmarks in the actual life of the Trapp family that take top billing. From Mirabell Gardens to the Felsenreitschule and Schloss Leopoldskron: Salzburg is practically teeming with “Sound of Music” locations.

Experience “The Sound of Music” in Salzburg

A “Sound of Music” museum is being planned for Salzburg. But until it opens its doors, there are countless other opportunities to immerse yourself in the movie. The “Sound of Salzburg Dinner Show” promises an entertaining evening: After a dinner accompanied by live music, guests are treated to a selection of the movie’s most famous hits. Do you love the scene where Maria and the children put on a puppet show with dancing marionettes?  If so, be sure to visit a “Sound of Music” performance at the Marionette Theater in Salzburg!

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