Sound of Music Locations

Visit original shooting locations in Salzburg

Salzburg is where you will find the famous shooting locations for the “The Sound of Music.” Let these stunningly beautiful places work their magic as you follow in the footsteps of the Trapp family!

The Trapp family lived in Salzburg before emigrating to the USA. Thus, the film “The Sound of Music” is also set in the midst of this spectacular region. Equipped with background information from the amadeo hotel Salzburg, you can embark on a journey of discovery to the most important shooting locations of the film. You will also receive background on the true story of the Trapp family.

The following locations are ones you definitely should not miss during your “Sound of Music” holiday in Salzburg:

Mirabellgarten (The Mirabell Gardens)

These stately gardens were created in the 18th century. Take a leisurely stroll past the statue of the winged horse Pegasus. In the film, this is where Maria and the children sang “Do-Re-Mi” and danced together. You can easily get to the Mirabell Gardens from the amadeo hotel using public transport.

Schloss Leopoldskron (Leopoldskron Palace)

This palace doubled as the Trapp family estate in the film. The picturesque pond in front of the palace was where the children took their boat ride and fell into the water. The palace’s “Venetian Room” also served as the inspiration for the ballroom in the film. Leopoldskron Palace is located only five kilometers from the hotel. You can get there using public transport or by bicycle.

Schloss Hellbrunn (Hellbrunn Palace)

This palace right outside the walls of Salzburg was built in the 17th century. On the grounds of Hellbrunn’s expansive park, you can still find the pavilion where Liesl and Franz first met. The elegant palace and gardens of Hellbrunn are within walking distance of the hotel.

Stift Nonnberg (Nonnberg Abbey)

Europe’s oldest German-speaking cloister, Nonnberg Abbey was also featured in the “The Sound of Music.” This was the location for the scene in which Maria arrives late for mass and then sings the song “Maria.” In real life, this is where Maria and the Baron were married in 1927. The abbey is also easily accessible from the amadeo hotel via public transport. The footpath up to the mountain is particularly scenic.

St. Gilgen / Wolfgangsee / Mondsee

The film’s opening scenes were shot on the shores of the Fuschlsee (Lake Fuschl), which is on the way to the town of St Gilgen. In this spectacular region of Alpine lakes, known as the Salzkammergut, lies the “Moon Lake” or Mondsee. Here you will find the church where Maria and the baron held their wedding in the film. The distance from the amadeo hotel is about 30-40 kilometers. You can also explore the Salzkammergut with a guided “Sound of Music” bus tour.

The easiest way to hit all these “Sound of Music” locations during your stay in Salzburg is to take a “Sound of Music” tour. You will be accompanied by a knowledgeable travel guide. After taking the tour, you can enjoy a live performance of the songs of the “Trapp Family Singers” in Salzburg. Make the amadeo hotel your home base in Salzburg as you wander in the footsteps of the Trapps! You can make a non-binding room request here.


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