Salzburg: “The Sound of Music” Tour

I am currently studying in Bregenz, Austria, but every weekend we are able to travel anywhere with the use of our Eurail Global Pass. This weekend we spent a day and a half in Munich, Germany and then made our way south to Salzburg, Austria. Known for its Lake District, Salzburg is a beautiful city to visit. And more importantly… is where the outdoor scenes of “The Sound of Music” were filmed.

We paid 40 euros to have a guided tour provided by Panorama Tours (which I would highly recommend). They provide a service to pick you up from your hotel in case you have trouble navigating the bus system in Salzburg, which was amazing. We then boarded a tour bus that took us all around Salzburg and to the Lake District to learn about the history of the city, the Von Trapp family, and the filming of the movie. We visited several iconic places like:

Leopoldskron Palace (the boating scene)

Gazebo at Hellbrunn Palace (“16 going on 17”)

Salzburg Lake District (opening scenes)

Mondsee (the site of the church and wedding)

  Mirabell Gardens (“Do-Re-Mi”)

The tour was definitely worth the money. We were able to see the entire city, learn about the history, and the movie all within the four hour time frame. The employees and tour guides were wonderful, very outgoing and seemed to love their job which made it much more enjoyable. I would highly reccommend this tour and visiting Salzburg in general

-Tchus! Katlyn Whelan

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