Sunday, June 17, 2012

The Sound of Music

The classic musical movie The Sound of Music was filmed in and around Salzburg, Austria. Americans love this movie, but it is virtually unknown in Austria and Germany. The city of Salzburg understands this and actually offers Sound of Music tours.
In the film, Captain Von Trap lived at the Hellbrunn Palace. It is just a short drive outside the city.

In the garden of the Hellbrunn Palace is the gazebo where Rolf and Lisel sang I am Sixteen Going on Seventeen. The doors are now locked because too many Americans injured themselves leaping from bench to bench.

The Benediktinen Frauenstift Nonnberg is the Abbey from the film. It is within walking distance from the downtown area of the city.

The Salzburger Dom is recognizable in many of the scenes from the movie. Expecially when Maria and the children are on their excursions. It is located right in the center of the city.


  1. Many people don't realize that Maria Von Trapp was also an accomplished author of several bks. Her first book is that which the movie was based upon, although the movie left out a great deal and fictionalized some of the events.

  2. I had to laugh about the gazebo and people hurting themselves trying to jump the benches:) so funny:)
    Interesting that the story is not told there. I heard the family moved to the states and have a set up somewhere there.


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