Picturesquely situated Schloss Leopoldskron lies just a few minutes’ walk from the Salzburg historical district, the world-famous former family seat of one of the prince-archbishops as well as an original shooting location from the movie “The Sound of Music”.
Residence of the Prince-Archbishop
In 1736, Salzburg prince-archbishop Leopold Anton Freiherr von Firmian built Schloss Leopoldskron as the family residence. Standing right next to the beautiful Leopoldskron Pond, it captivates with panoramic views of the surrounding mountain world. Because of his special ties to the palace, the prince-archbishop had his heart interred in the chapel of Schloss Leopoldskron.
Max Reinhardt and his estate
Europe’s most famous theater impresario, Max Reinhardt, purchased Schloss Leopoldskron in 1918. Over the course of 20 years, he restored this jewel of the Baroque to renewed glory. In those days, the palace also served as an international, high-profile meeting place for the artistic and cultural scene. Furthermore, it was here that Max Reinhardt, together with Hugo von Hofmannsthal and Richard Strauss, founded the Salzburg Festival.
Schloss Leopoldskron as a movie set
Since 1965, Schloss Leopoldskron has been well known far beyond Austria’s borders as an original shooting location for the world-famous movie “The Sound of Music”. Nowadays, it is a stopping point on many guided tours of the city, enchanting visitors with its rich history as well as its magical location. It should be noted that admission to the palace, the park grounds and its historic landmarks is restricted solely to invited guests and customers of the house.
The palace as an event location and holiday refuge
Today’s Schloss Leopoldskron offers the opportunity to reside during your Salzburg visit in a truly idyllic setting on the outskirts of the city. Secluded behind the historic walls of this former princely residence are luxurious suites and rooms with an exclusive charm all their own. State-of-the-art technology, functional room amenities and personal service make Schloss Leopoldskron a popular year-round seminar- and event location for very special private as well as professional occasions.