Sound of Salzburg

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Have you just arrived? Or are you planning to come to one of the most beautiful cities in the world and want to see as much of it as you can? Did you grow up watching Julie Andrews and the von Trapp Family and are dying to see where those beloved scenes were filmed? Then this tour is for you! We, Salzburg’s only bicycle tour, charge less than the bus tours, but offer you so much more. We take you to places other tours will only show you from the road. We take you to locations buses can’t even reach. You don’t need to be a The Sound of Music fan, or even to have seen the film to love our tour!

TOURS FOR EVERYONE IN ANY WEATHER

Film locations.

Fräulein Maria’s Bicycle Tours starts in April and ends in October.

We highly recommend to book in advance to secure a place on the tour. We can´t guarantee a spot without booking altough we try to keep spots left for show ups.

Through June, July and August we also run late afternoon tours. A reservation is necessary for this tour.

Are our times not good for you, or would you rather be alone with your family? – Private tours can also be arranged for anytime April – October.

If you are unable to make a tour that you have reserved a place on, we would more than appreciate you contacting us to cancel the reservation. A guide may be turning up and waiting just for you.

  • from the age of 18 up
  • 13-17 years
  • under 12 years

Our normal prices are already so crazily low for a tour of Salzburg, but there are still a few discounts available.

• For +10 groups we have special discounts and provide special times.

• Price for private tours depend on participant numbers.

We prefer payment being made in cash on the day to the guide.

Please arrive at least 10 min before departure time.

Note: „Daily“ is every day, including Sunday and Holidays.

Our tours last around 3,5 hours.

Meeting Point

We are easy to find and centrally located. Our meeting point is located at Mirabellplatz 4 – 50m left of the entrance to the Mirabell palace. We are right opposite the big Saint Andrews Church/Andräkirche. Just look out for our famous Fräulein Maria’s Bicycle Sign and a whole lot of bicycles.

How are you getting to us?

By Bus: All lines between the station and the old city center stop at Mirabellplatz (Bus stop Mirabellplatz).

By car: You can park your car in the garage directly under Mirabellplatz.

By foot: An easy distance from the old city or the train station – right next to the entrance to the palace Mirabell, opposite the St. Andrews Church/Andräkirche.

By plane: you can land your aircraft in the Mirabell garden, but watch out for the flowers, the attendants are very protective of them! 😉

We would be happy to put together a suitable offer for you.

sound of music cycling tour

My name is Rupert Riedl. I was born and grew up in Salzburg. As is true of most of my fellow Austrians I had never heard about the Trapp Family, until I was lucky enough to work in a youth hostel where I caught the spirit from Fräulein Maria.

While working at the hostel I booked and recommended a lot of bus tours for people with the tour companies in Salzburg, but I saw that some people weren’t totally satisfied with this impersonal and commercial way of seeing the city. In time for the next summer, full of ideas and ambition and after cycling every single road and bike path to find the best route for you, I left my job at the Youth Hostel and my Scottish wife and I started Fräulein Maria’s Bicycle Tours. We had found a way to bring our guests close enough to touch all the sights… even in Salzburg´s old town where cars, let alone buses aren’t allowed. We started with just ten bikes, but we soon had to buy more!

Since starting in 1999 we have had the chance to show thousands of tourists our beautiful city and sing along with them in the footsteps of Fräulein Maria.

Our guides aren’t bike racers or stubborn history freaks, but they love the movie and being outdoors, they know the city and most importantly they love sharing their passion with you. We have a mix of native English speakers and original Salzburgers in our team, and this combination might be one part of our success.

sound of music cycling tour

We use Cruiser bikes with 7 gears and very comfortable seats. Your arms will be well stretched out and your back upright! The most difficult thing about the tour is forcing yourself to get off the bike at the end of the day and back on your feet =)

We know how boring long bus drives are for kids so we love having families come along! We have a wide range of different sizes of children’s bikes. For boys and girls who can’t yet ride on their own or don’t feel confident we have child seats, trailers, tag along trailers and a tandem. We have helmets for the kids, and for adults on request. So bring your kids… and drag your husbands… we love them all. We have even had some dogs coming along with us too! If you don’t feel confident riding alone we also have an adult tandem bike available to double the fun!

We have them in ladies and men’s styles. Each bike is kitted out with the name of one of the characters from the film, a basket that can carry up to 5 kilos (11 pounds) and the best feature of all – a huge Fräulein Maria Ding Dong Bell making you unstoppable…

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Dipl. Sptl. Rupert Riedl

The wheels are alive with the sound of music

All through Salzburg and the surrounding areas you’ll find sites from the Sound of Music. Don’t see them on a bus – do it from the back of a bike!

Written by Michael Turtle

Michael Turtle is the founder of Time Travel Turtle. A journalist for more than 20 years, he's been travelling the world since 2011.

Michael Turtle is the founder of Time Travel Turtle and has been travelling full time for a decade.

Updated: July 11, 2023

Sound of Music cycling tour, Salzburg, Austria

Where to start? Well, let’s start at the beginning. It’s a very good place to start.

Sitting alone at an outside table in one the Salzburg’s largest beer gardens, a group of local drinkers come up and ask if they can join me. Of course.

As we chat, I mention that I’m doing a Sound of Music tour the following morning.

Oh, one of them says, rolling his eyes ever so slightly, “nobody in Austria has seen that movie. Well, maybe about half the people. But it’s not very popular here.”

He tells me a story – probably apocryphal – that during the Reagan Administration, the Austrian President was visiting the US and they played ‘Edelweiss’ for him, assuming it was an important national song.

Of course, as we know, it was written purely for the musical and has no historical link to Austria.

For Salzburg, The Sound of Music has two strong links – even if many of the residents don’t know much about it. Firstly, it was here that Maria and the Von Trapps actually lived and went through many of the events told in the movie. And, secondly, much of the movie was filmed in and around the city.

I suppose a should add a third link between the movie and Salzburg. It’s what inspires hordes of tourists to visit the city every year.

Sure, there is plenty here to entice and entertain without needing a movie to promote it. But let’s be realistic – it is a deciding factor for a lot of foreigners.

For this reason, there are plenty of offerings for tours in Salzburg based on The Sound of Music. The most common one is a bus tour, which drives around, spotting the sites out the window, and stopping at a couple for some fresh air. But children are meant to play, not march, right?

The bus tour does gets good reviews ( and you can see more about it here ) but that’s not really my style. So I decide to try a tour by bicycle.

We gather together in the morning. There are about 16, going on 17, of us. All, expect for me, are from the USA.

I’ve always found (on the rare occasions when I have put my mind to this question) that Australians and British have the same passion for The Sound of Music as Americans. Yet my friends from the US do see it slightly differently.

It’s a little magical, a little exotic, a slice of the stereotypical European charm they imagine exists far away in space but not time. For the rest of us, it’s simply a bit of camp good fun.

But a bicycle tour through the sites of Salzburg gives all of us a chance to release some camp good fun.

At the fountain in the square in front of the Salzburg Cathedral, people take turns splashing the water out, like Maria does as she proclaims that she has confidence. It’s so exciting to be out in the world, to be free.

At the Horse’s Bath, where Maria and the children sing some of ‘My Favourite Things’, some people do a little song and dance.

Locals walking past seem amused – perhaps by the idea of schnitzel with noodles, which seems to only exist as a rhyme for crisp apple strudels, which is actually common here.

We go through various spot in the city used for the movie – doorways, arches, squares, a graveyard. I must admit, though, these are not necessarily my favourite things.

I have seen them all already on a brief stroll through the historic part of Salzburg and there are crowds of tourists everywhere. Where this tour really helps us find our dream, is when we start to climb every mountain (actually, just one, thank goodness).

It’s up on this hill above the city that we reach Nonnberg Abbey.

In its own right, it’s a beautiful abbey. Away from the traffic, it’s quiet and peaceful.

I go inside and there’s a choir singing (but nothing from the movie, before you ask). Before I walk through the door, I whisper my favourite line under my breath, “What is it you can’t face, Maria?”

The line was probably done in a studio. But this abbey was used for the external scenes of Maria’s abbey.

There are no rolling green hills anywhere nearby for Maria to be beckoned from – a bit of Hollywood magic, that is – but I can imagine her coming through these gates. The best thing is that not all of the Sound of Music bus tours come here because there’s no accessible road.

In fact, as we go downhill from the abbey, it’s all uphill for the tour. Because now we enter the countryside around Salzburg.

The guide turns on the speakers and songs from the movie play around us as we cycle through fields with the wind in our hair. My heart wants to sing every song it hears and my heart wants to beat like the wings of the birds that rise from the lake to the trees!

Speaking of lakes, that’s our next stop. We gaze over a lake to Leopold Palace, which reflects in the smooth water.

This was used for the filming of the exterior of the Von Trapp house when the lake was in shot. The tour group sings a little bit more here, naturally. I, however, don’t. I can’t. I’ve got a sore finger.

And then there’s a lovely ride on a track, to the Frohnburg Palace, used for other exterior shots of the Von Trapp house. I look up at the trees as we cycle past – I’m sure I could imagine children playing in curtains in the branches.

At the end of the path we find the famous gazebo, also known as the Sound of Music Pavillion.

These days it’s all locked up – no way to dance and sing inside, singing along to ‘Sixteen Going on Seventeen’ as Rolf and Leisl did. In fact, that’s why it’s locked up because a few too many people had accidents while reenacting the scene.

Sad. It looks like an empty stage waiting for fate to turn the light on.

Perhaps it’s a good symbol for the day. I have a lot of fun and the weather has been kind.

It’s nice to see a bit of Salzburg and particularly pleasant to have a ride around away from the traffic. But nothing can quite capture the joy of The Sound of Music, even a tour like this.

Each of these sites seem a little sad without the characters in them and the music filling the space around them. But, then again, that’s what our imagination is for.

And, with that, I hate to leave this pretty sight. I flit, I float, I fleetly flee, I fly. So long, farewell.

THE BEST ACCOMMODATION IN SALZBURG

I would recommend staying in the historic centre – and there are wonderful options on either side of the river.

You’ll find very comfortable and modern dorm rooms at the cool Wolfgang’s managed by a&o .

For great value right in the Old Town, check out Institut St Sebastian , which is in a historic building.

With an interesting design and very comfortable rooms, I would recommend Small Luxury Hotel Goldgasse .

And if you’re looking for something special, Hotel Schloss Mönchstein is pure luxury with a stunning mountain location.

Time Travel Turtle was supported by the Austrian National Tourist Office  in partnership with Captivate but the opinions, over-written descriptions and bad jokes are his own.

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5 thoughts on “The wheels are alive with the sound of music”

I am going to learn to ride a bike just to do this tour!

Ha ha – it seems like a good enough reason to learn! Although it’s actually quite easy, so don’t worry too much if you’re still learning by the time you get to Salzburg! 🙂

I have always loved the Sound of Music.. In fact I grew up with Julie Andrews. 🙂 I think that it was an awesome idea to bring it all back again.. The memories sure are wonderful.. Thanks for sharing your memories in the making and thanks for bringing back mine as well.. You are truley a work of art and your words are very inspiring.. Peace to you friend.. 🙂

I didn’t know that The Sound of Music had bus tours. It sounds like it would be a lot of fun to have a music based tour. Is this something that is offered everywhere they do The Sound of Music stuff?

It is a great idea to do this tour by bike 🙂 I also wrote a post about Sound of Music tours in Salzburg!

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John Munson (originally from Lake Forest, Illinois, USA) welcomes you to an all-season fascinating, lovely, fun, and comprehensive 6-to-7-hour Sound of Music film sites E-bike adventure tour for private groups (up to 6 people) of the old city of Salzburg, Austria and the surrounding green areas within the city limits on brand new state of the art E-bikes purchased in May, 2024. See all the breathtaking film sites in Salzburg from the Sound of Music and the most beautiful 400-year-old palaces and green areas in Salzburg, while riding at an easy-going, leisurely pace along the Salzburg valley floor on mostly bike paths which are on flat terrain! We make many stops to take photos and to discuss the filming trivia and history of those sites, as well as being the only tour in Salzburg to visit the original Trapp Family home and talking about how their real story compares with the film narrative! 

Bicycle riders of all levels of ability are welcome, provided you have confident and competent biking skills and have ridden a bike in the recent past. We cover about 29 km/18 miles over the course of the day trip. My tour offers you a much more private and personalized tour than any other Sound of Music bike or bus tour offered in Salzburg (which usually have between 15 to 80 guests, respectively). We will take a relaxing 30-minute late lunch break to sit and eat in a lovely Baroque Garden next to several ponds at the charming Hellbrunn Palace or at other picturesque nature locations en route. You can bring your own food to eat, or purchase food "To Go" from one of the many cafes/restaurants that we will pass along the way in Salzburg.

  Riding E-bikes is a great way to see Salzburg while getting exercise at the same time in the open fresh air, instead of being confined in a bus or van with a lot of people. The great thing is that you can exert whatever amount of effort you wish to because of the various assist levels on the electric bike, as long as you are pedaling (these are not self-propelled E-bikes). The E-bikes provide a very smooth ride with very easy control. In case of inclement weather when it is either too cold (below 45 degrees F.) or rainy (raining hard for much of the day) to ride, I offer the option to shift over to a combined city bus or van & walking version of my tour, using umbrellas and rain gear. 

My Do-Re-Mi Sound of Music E-bike tour costs 125 euro/person, with bikes which have baskets on the back for your things, and top quality helmets with sun visors included. Ages 11 and up are welcome.  

 I also offer an all-season/all-day separate private van tour for up to 4 guests to the Sound of Music film sites in the mountains (including the opening, closing and picnic scene meadow hilltops) just within a 25-40 minutes' drive from Salzburg, customized to your wishes. This can also include the Eagle's Nest and other WW2 noteworthy areas around Obersalzberg, where Hitler's Berghof mountain retreat house site was located (where he spent a third of the war up until it was destroyed at the end of the war). This private tour is reasonably priced at 500 euro. This price does not include the fee for the mandatory Eagle's Nest shuttle bus (28 euro each round trip) from the Eagle's Nest parking lot, Eagle's Nest museum/documentation center fee (3 euro each), or for the state park entry (8 euro for the group) to drive up to the final meadow scene where the Von Trapp's climb over the mountains to escape Austria in the film Sound of Music. Write me below for more details. It is a historically fascinating area to see!  

Additionally, I further offer a second all-season/all-day private van tour for up to 4 guests to the gorgeous village of Hallstatt on Lake Hallstatt, as well as to the surrounding lakes and mountain region, including seeing the inside of the St. Michael's Basilica in Mondsee (built in the 1400's), where the wedding scene was filmed in the Sound of Music. We will also visit the lovely villages of St. Gilgen or St. Wolfgang on the magnificent Lake Wolfgang. We also will go to the spectacular Lake Gosau, nestled in the high mountain peak region. This private tour also costs 500 euro (not including any parking or gondola fees up the mountains to spectacular lookouts).

 I am also an authorized ticket seller for 2 different nightly Best of Mozart/Strauss/Vivaldi concerts (one of which includes dinner) in Salzburg, performed by ensembles of around 6 string musicians. In one concert, there is a man and woman opera singer (baritone and soprano) who wander around the guest dinner tables singing up close and personal to the guests! Both concerts take place in stunning palaces in magnificent grandiose concert rooms in Salzburg, one in which Mozart himself often performed in the Marble Room in the Mirabell Palace and the other is in the ballroom in St. Peter's Monastery, the oldest active monastery north of the Alps, founded in the year 696. Write me below for prices (which are the same as on their websites) and details.  

When you write me a message below in the contact area or on What's App to book my tours or for more info, I always reply by the end of the Austrian day, if not within the hour.  If you like, we can also do a Skype or What's App video call to discuss everything you wish to know, face to face. 

Payment for my tours can be made below by credit card, or by Venmo, Zelle, PayPal, Wise or normal inter-bank wire transfer.  Full payment is requested at the time of booking your tour. One-third of the total tour cost is non-refundable. The remaining 2/3rds is fully refundable at any time. I still give my tours in the rain, but in case the weather is really terrible on the day of the tour or you prefer to switch the dates at any time, I am happy to change your tour to any other date, assuming I have availability.

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Do-re-mi salzburg city e-bike tour price per person:, private van tour to hallstatt & lakes & mountains area.

500 Euro is the price per group up to 4 people

Private Van Tour to Eagle's Nest & Sound of Music meadows

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Cyclists at the Wenger Moor

Ten Lakes & Sound of Music

Enjoy the shining world of lakes in the Salzkammergut

Cyclists at the Wenger Moor

Mondsee, Attersee, Traunsee, Wolfgangsee, Wallersee, Trumer Lakes and many more! The well-known lakes in the Salzkammergut are particularly popular because of their natural and cultural diversity. Every lake tells its own story: from Empress Sisi to the Trapp family, you will learn some anecdotes about famous Austrian people.

What’s special about the Ten Lakes Tour?  You’ll find crystal-clear water as far as the eye can see and dreamlike shorelines for cooling off. All this awaits you on your cycle tour through Salzburg and Upper Austria. The enjoyment you’ll find makes the Ten Lakes Tour a unique and unforgettable cycling trip. Promise!

Note:  This tour is also available as a  family tour .

Cyclists in Traunkirchen

The tour starts and finishes in beautiful Salzburg. Via Gmunden, Hallstatt and Bad Ischl you cycle to the ten lakes. The rolling hills allow you to rest during the downhill before the next slight incline is due. Do you love to combine experience and relaxation? Jackpot! Then the Ten Lakes Tour is perfect for your next bike adventure - because with each pedal you get closer to the enchanting lake scenery.

  • ‘Silent Night’ village of Oberndorf: If you cycle along the Salzach, you reach the village of Oberndorf. It’s the birthplace of the Christmas carol Silent Night. If you feel like more culture and history, you’ll be happy. If you cycle a few kilometres to Arnsdorf, you’ll find the famous Silent Night Museum.
  • Schafberg: Climb up the mountain on a rack railway train. The Schafberg is known as a fabulous lookout point and lies in the centre of the province of Salzburg. When you reach the top, you have a wonderful panoramic view of the surrounding lake district of the Salzkammergut!
  • Imperial Villa, Bad Ischl: Bad Ischl is the gateway to the mountains and alpine lakes in the Salzkammergut. But that is far from everything! This place is also home to the ‘Imperial Villa’ the beloved Austrian Empress Sisi and Emperor Franz Joseph I enjoyed in the summer months. Tip: The famous tea house of Empress Sisi is definitely worth a visit.

Do you love cycling and enjoy the challenge of rolling hills? Then the Ten Lakes Tour is perfect for you. While the routes on the lakeshores are mostly flat, athletic cyclists will be challenged on the hilly terrain. What are you waiting for? Get on the bike saddle, and the eight-day lake tour can begin.

  • Get all information and many more tour tips for our  cycle tours in the Salzkammergut .
  • This cycle tour is also available as  charm tour .

Cyclists in Traunkirchen

Itinerary at a glance

Information briefing and bike fitting. For guests arriving at the Trumer Seen lakes, the subsequent daily tours are accordingly shifted in the itinerary (these guests begin the tour with the route described for the third day, cycling the Salzburg - Trumer Seen lakes route on the final day).

Hotel (example) category A:  ARCOTEL Castellani

Hotel (example) category B:  Ganslhof

Today, you will cycle along the Salzach to Oberndorf (birthplace of the Christmas carol "Silent Night"), Arnsdorf (the “Silent Night” Museum), Michaelbeuern (abbey), and further on to the Trumer lakes area (Lake Obertrumersee, Lake Mattsee, Lake Grabensee) and partly also to Lake Wallersee. A shorter, direct version is also possible!

Hotel (example) category A:  Walkner

Hotel (example) category B:  Mitterhof

On the third day, the tour will take you through the nature reserve of the Egelseen lakes to Schleedorf. Later, you will continue to the idyllic Lake Irrsee. You stay overnight close to Lake Mondsee (castle, smokehouse).

Hotel (example) category A:  Krone

Hotel (example) category B:  Meingast

Today starts with a boat trip to Attersee (for arrivals in July and August.), in the other month you cycle along Lake Attersee. Afterwards, you will cycle through the Aurachtal valley to Lake Traunsee with Gmunden (castle Orth, ceramics factory), Altmünster (bicycle museum), and Traunkirchen ("Fishermen’s Pulpit").

Hotel (example) category A:  Post Ebensee

Hotel (example) category B:  Hocheck

By train you will go from Lake Traunsee up to Obertraun by Lake Hallstättersee (Dachstein mountainous ice caves). Later, you will continue along the lake to Hallstatt (home to "the loveliest lakeside location in the world" and the oldest salt mine). Today’s destination is Bad Goisern or one of the neighbouring towns.

Hotel (example) category A:  Moserwirt

Hotel (example) category B:  Goisererhof

Via Bad Ischl (Emperor’s Park, Emperor’s Villa, Empress Sissi’s Teahouse) you will cycle along the Ischler Ache river to Lake Wolfgangsee. You will cycle through places such as St. Wolfgang (White Horse Inn, parish church, cog railway on to the Schafberg), Strobl, Lake Abersee (Zinkenbachklamm gorge) and St. Gilgen - the Mozart village on Lake Wolfgangsee.

Hotel (example) category A:  Seehotel Huber

Hotel (example) category B:  Aberseehof

On the seventh day, you will follow the cycle route to St. Gilgen ("Mozart Village"),  and on to the deep blue Fuschlsee- From therepast the Hintersee lake, and the Strubklamm gorge into the Wiestal valley (dam); You will come through the Glasenbachklamm into the Salzachtal valley. Shortly before reaching Salzburg, it is worth visiting the castle Schloss Hellbrunn (park, zoo, water games). Your destination is the festival and Mozart city of Salzburg with its numerous attractions (fortress, old town).

Hotel (example):

Cat. A.: zum Hirschen Cat. B.:  Ganslhof

Cat. A.:  Walkner Cat. B.:  Mitterhof

Cat. A.:  Krone Cat. B.:  Meingast

Cat. A.:  Post Ebensee Cat. B.:  Hocheck

Cat. A.:  Moserwirt Cat. B.:  Goisererhof

Cat. A.:  Seehotel Huber Cat. B.:  Aberseehof

Hotel (example): 

Other variations of this tour

Hellbrunner Allee cycling Group

Route information

On the banks of the lakes and at the river Salzach, the routes are completely flat. In between, the terrain is mainly hilly. Depending on the option chosen, approximately one third of the route is on cycle paths and almost all of the rest goes through fields and along forest paths, farm roads, and quiet side roads. There are only a few short sections on roads with more traffic.

Prices & Dates

Category A: 3***- and 4****-hotels

Category B: 3***-hotels, inns, and guest houses

Our rental bikes

Eurobike Men's Rental Bike with 21 gears

High-quality men's touring bike with classic diamond frame

Body size approx. 165 cm - 205 cm

Eurobike unisex rental bike with 21 gears

High-quality unisex touring bike with comfortable low entry

Body size approx. 148 cm - 190 cm

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High-quality unisex touring bike with coaster brake on the rear wheel

Body size approx. 155 cm - 190 cm

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Body size approx. 148 cm - 195 cm

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Services & Information

Further details about this tour.

  • Accommodation in your selected category
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Luggage transfer
  • EUROBIKE developed route
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • Boat ride on Lake Attersee incl. your bike for arrivals in July and August. (no with 5/4)
  • Train journey Lake Traunsee – Lake Hallstatt incl. bike (does not apply to the shortened tour and 5/4)
  • App for Navigation and GPS-data
  • Service hotline

Optional extras

  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance

Information

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Salzburg central train station
  • Salzburg airport
  • Salzburg: car park approx. EUR 10-20/day, to be paid for at the time, no reservation possible/necessary Public multi-storey car park approx. EUR 95/week Lake Trumer Seen: parking at the hotel about. EUR 10/day, no reservation possible/necessary

Things to note

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found  here !

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Join us in achieving greater sustainability by choosing our digital route book, rather than the printed version. As a small thank you we will give you a discount of €20 per room.

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The Sound of Music Tour

Sound of Music bus from Panoramatours | © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH / Johanna Röck

Explore original shooting locations on the Sound of Music Tour in all kinds of different ways: by bus, on foot or by bicycle. Whatever you choose, it’s bound to be a one-of-a-kind experience.

The life of the von Trapp family is intertwined with that of Salzburg itself. Every year, some 300,000 people visit important landmarks in the life of the von Trapp family and the story told by the movie. The fascinating life of former novice Maria von Trapp and her singing family became a world-wide success when the film was released in 1965, with Julie Andrews starring as Maria. The songs from " The Sound of Music " are famous around the globe.

Original shooting locations from the Sound of Music movie include:

Mirabell Gardens and the Pegasus Fountain (the dance scene with Maria and the children)

Schloss Leopoldskron (in the film, the house where the family lived)

Hellbrunn palace (singing scenes)

Nonnberg Convent (where the young Maria was a novice)

St. Gilgen / Wolfgangsee (opening scene of the movie)

Mondsee Basilica (wedding scene)

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This Sound of Music Bike Tour is the Best Way to Experience Salzburg, Austria

The hills are alive with the Sound of Music!

Hop on your bike (that's named after a character from the movie) & explore the enchanting town of Salzburg, Austria where most of the filming of the beloved Sound of Music took place with "Fraulein Maria's Bicycle Tour"!

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After a beautiful drive through Germany, our adventure in Salzburg started off with a cold and rainy morning-- but the tour must go on! After arriving at the meeting location, Fraulein Maria's Bicycle Tours kindly provided us with a rain poncho and we were on our way!

A short ride around the block, our very first stop was right in front of the Mirabell Gardens, where Maria and the Von Trapp kids scale the edge of the fountain and sprint through the vine covered pathway, all while belting out "Do-Re-Mi," (and maybe we did too.)

sound of music cycling tour

But the tour really gained its magic when we continued on, the rain calmed down, the weather was perfect, and our guide broke out his speaker and started playing the soundtrack from the movie. Just imagine a group of tourists all chorusing the songs like we were stars in the movie (it felt like we were!)

I won't spoil all of the locations for you because I truly hope you make your way to Salzburg to experience this tour...BUT they have a little flip book on your bike handlebars that showcase a photo of the scene from the movie at each location you stop at--and believe me, you hit literally all of them!

sound of music cycling tour

Another really neat aspect about this specific tour is that it is currently the only bicycle Sound of Music tour in all of Salzburg! In our opinion, it's much better than riding on a bus because not only do you get some exercise but you get to step off the bikes and explore much more frequently! And more than that-- you can reach locations that buses can't!

sound of music cycling tour

Need we say more? Go on this tour! Whether you are a Sound of Music lover or not...this tour captures the essence, history and beauty of Salzburg and you will thank yourself for going!

P.S. I'm sure all the tour guides are exceptional but we're convinced Tom is the best! If he still works here, we highly recommend him!

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13 Must-See Sound of Music Tour Salzburg

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July 23, 2023

13 Must-See Sound of Music Tour Salzburg

Salzburg, Austria, holds a special place in the hearts of fans of The Sound of Music. This picturesque city is where the iconic movie was filmed, and it attracts thousands of tourists each year who want to experience the magic firsthand. While most Austrians may not be familiar with the film, visitors can’t help but hum along to the beloved songs and explore the enchanting locations featured in the movie. 

“The hills are alive with the sound of music!” – Maria

From the grand Mirabell Gardens to the charming Nonnberg Abbey, 13 must-see Sound of Music tour locations in Salzburg transports you into the world of Maria and the von Trapp family. Let’s embark on a delightful journey through these iconic spots and relive the joy of this timeless classic.

Here are 13 must-see tour locations that will transport you into the world of Maria and the von Trapp family.

1. Leopoldskron Castle

Leopoldskron Castle - A Majestic Historic Castle on the Lake

Visit the majestic Leopoldskron Castle, which served as the von Trapp family home in the movie. Stroll along the shores of Leopoldskron Lake, where the children had a mischievous boating adventure. 

Take in the serene beauty of the surroundings and imagine the von Trapp family’s life within the walls of this historic castle. With its stunning architecture and picturesque lake, Leopoldskron Castle offers a glimpse into the captivating world of The Sound of Music.

2. Mirabell Palace & Gardens

Mirabell Palace & Gardens - Beautiful Palace and Gardens

Step into the enchanting world of The Sound of Music at Mirabell Palace & Gardens. This picturesque location is where Maria and the children joyfully danced around the statue of Pegasus, singing their famous “Do-Re-Mi” song. 

“Do-Re-Mi, a female deer. Ray, a drop of golden sun.” – Maria

Explore the beautifully manicured gardens, stroll along the pathways, and relive the iconic scenes that captured the hearts of millions. With its vibrant atmosphere and musical history, Mirabell Palace & Gardens is a must-visit destination for any Sound of Music fan.

3. Horse Bath

Horse Bath - A Horse Enjoying a Refreshing Water Bath

Transport yourself to the scene where Maria and the children dance past the Horse Bath while singing “My Favorite Things.” This picturesque location adds a touch of charm to the movie and offers a delightful backdrop for capturing memorable photos. 

Experience the magic of the movie firsthand as you immerse yourself in the surroundings and create your special moments.

4. Winkler Terrace

Winkler Terrace - A Serene Outdoor Space with Panoramic Views

 Ascend Monk’s Hill and discover the breathtaking Winkler Terrace overlooking the Old Town of Salzburg. This is where Maria and the children brought their infectious energy, mixing up the musical notes of “Do Re Mi” as they introduced the song to Salzburg. 

Stand in awe of the panoramic view, feel the gentle breeze, and let the melodies of the movie resonate in your heart. Winkler Terrace is a serene spot that encapsulates the joy and harmony that The Sound of Music evokes.

5. Hedge Maze & Gnome Park

Hedge Maze - A Fun Green Puzzle Garden

Enter the whimsical world of the “Do-Re-Mi” song at the Hedge Maze & Gnome Park. Follow in the footsteps of Maria and the children as they skip through the vine tunnel and playfully interact with the charming gnome with glasses. 

This delightful location is perfect for families, allowing children to unleash their imaginations and immerse themselves in the magic of The Sound of Music.

6. Rock Riding School

Rock Riding School - A Special Place for Horse Lovers

Step inside the historic Rock Riding School, which played a pivotal role in some of the most memorable scenes from The Sound of Music. Let your imagination run wild as you envision these walls’ lively performances and heartwarming moments. 

The Rock Riding School is where history and film intertwine, creating an atmosphere that will transport you back in time.

7. Hellbrunn Castle and the Glass Pavilion

Hellbrunn Castle and Glass Pavilion - Charming Castle and Beautiful Pavilion

“I have confidence in sunshine. I have confidence in rain. I have confidence that spring will come again!” – Maria

Embark on a journey to Hellbrunn Castle, an architectural gem from the 17th century. Explore its captivating gardens and discover the mesmerizing glass pavilion that has fascinated visitors for over 30 years. 

Marvel at the beauty of the surroundings and imagine the von Trapp family roaming these grounds as you walk in their footsteps. Hellbrunn Castle and the Glass Pavilion are a testament to the timeless allure of The Sound of Music.

8. Mondsee Wedding Church

Mondsee Wedding Church - A Romantic Church by the Lake

Experience the magic of Maria and the Baron’s wedding by visiting the picturesque Mondsee Wedding Church. Step into the same church where their fictional union took place and feel the romance and joy that filled the air. 

Admire exquisite architecture, explore the charming town of Mondsee, and let the spirit of love and celebration resonate within you.

9. Nonnberg Abbey

Nonnberg Abbey - A Peaceful Place of Beauty and History

Delve into the rich history of Nonnberg Abbey, one of Europe’s oldest convents. This sacred place served as Maria’s home as a novice and was the backdrop for the enchanting wedding scene in the film. 

Explore the abbey’s tranquil surroundings, admire its architectural beauty, and feel a sense of serenity as you discover the connection between The Sound of Music and this sacred location.

10. St Gilgen and Lake Wolfgang

St. Gilgen and Lake Wolfgang - Beautiful Town by a Peaceful Lake

Embark on a scenic journey to St Gilgen and Lake Wolfgang, featured at the beginning of The Sound of Music. Bask in the landscape’s natural beauty as you gaze upon the stunning lake and surrounding mountains.

Take a moment to soak in the tranquility and reflect on the movie’s opening scenes that captured this beautiful region’s essence.

11. Werfen Picnic Meadow

Werfen Picnic Meadow - A Relaxing Spot for Outdoor Dining and Nature

Venture to the idyllic Werfen Picnic Meadow, perched above the village of Werfen. This picturesque location is where Maria and the children shared a delightful picnic and began singing the iconic “Do Re, Mi” song. 

Take in the breathtaking views, feel the fresh air on your skin, and let the melodies of the movie fill the atmosphere. The Werfen Picnic Meadow offers a serene and memorable experience for The Sound of Music fans.

12. Frohnburg Palace

Frohnburg Palace - A Majestic Historic Residence

Journey to Frohnburg Palace, the magnificent backdrop for the von Trapp family home. Marvel at the elegance and grandeur of this palace, which was featured in five pivotal scenes of the film. 

Let your imagination transport you to the world of the von Trapps as you walk through the halls and gardens, reliving the special moments that have captured the hearts of generations.

13. Peter’s Cemetery and Catacombs

Peter's Cemetery and Catacombs - Historic Resting Place

Discover the tranquil beauty of St. Peter’s Cemetery and Catacombs, a historic site featured in The Sound of Music. This serene cemetery, with its rows of picturesque tombstones and peaceful atmosphere, is where Maria and the children hid from the Nazis in the film. 

Wander through the winding pathways, surrounded by lush greenery and ancient tombstones, and feel a sense of tranquility as you connect with the scenes from the movie. 

Explore the catacombs beneath the cemetery, where you can delve into Salzburg’s intriguing history. St. Peter’s Cemetery and Catacombs offer a unique and contemplative experience for The Sound of Music fans and history enthusiasts.

Exploring the Locations of The Sound of Music

Transportation options.

  • Bus Tours: Convenient transportation to all filming locations.
  • Walking Tours: Explore on foot and enjoy the surrounding areas.
  • Bicycle Tours: Fun and affordable way to visit the sites.

Cost and Booking Information

  • Tour Prices: Starting at around 45€ for Sound of Music tours.
  • Tour Providers: Viator, GetYourGuide, Musement, and more.
  • Package Inclusions: Transportation, tour guide, combined tickets, lunch, museum visits, and other attractions.
  • Discounts and Seasonal Offers: Check for special deals and reduced prices.

When planning your Sound of Music tour, you can choose between different modes of transportation. Bus tours provide a hassle-free experience while walking tours allow for more flexibility and exploration. Alternatively, bicycle tours offer a unique and enjoyable way to discover the sites.

Tour prices typically start around 45€ and vary depending on the provider and package inclusions. Popular tour companies like Viator, GetYourGuide, and Musement offer similar experiences, including transportation, knowledgeable guides, and various add-ons such as combined tickets, lunch, and museum visits. 

Keep an eye out for discounts and seasonal offers that may be available at certain times of the year.

To book your tour, you can use TourScanner’s search feature to compare prices and options from different providers, ensuring you find the best tour that suits your preferences and budget.

“Climb every mountain, ford every stream, follow every rainbow, ’til you find your dream.” – Mother Abbess

In conclusion, exploring the locations of The Sound of Music in Salzburg offers a delightful journey into the world of Maria and the von Trapp family. With 13 must-see tour locations, ranging from majestic castles and picturesque gardens to charming churches and historical sites, visitors can relive the magic of this timeless classic. 

Whether you embark on a bus tour for convenience, take a walking tour to immerse yourself in the surroundings, or enjoy a bicycle tour for a fun and affordable experience, there are transportation options to suit every preference. 

With tour prices starting at around 45€ and various providers offering inclusive packages and special offers, booking your Sound of Music tour has never been easier. So, get ready to sing along and create unforgettable memories as you explore the enchanting locations that captured the hearts of millions.

How long is the Sound of Music tour in Salzburg?

The Sound of Music tour in Salzburg typically lasts around 4 hours. It is available daily at 9:15 AM and 2:00 PM, but pre-booking is recommended, especially during Christmas and New Year, to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience without any delays.

Can you do a Sound of Music tour yourself?

Yes, you can do a self-guided Sound of Music tour in Salzburg. This walking tour is approximately 4 kilometers long and can be completed in 2-3 hours. Feel free to take your time, enjoy the journey, and make pit stops at charming cafes.

Is it worth doing the Sound of Music tour in Salzburg?

Yes, it’s worth doing the Sound of Music tour in Salzburg. It offers a breathtaking experience, even if you need to become more familiar with the movie. The Original Sound of Music Tour is a fantastic way to explore Austria’s beautiful region and appreciate the film’s charm.

Can you go inside The Sound of Music House?

You can stay inside The Sound of Music House, known as Meierhof. Experience a comfortable overnight stay in its rooms and enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet in either the Marble Hall or the palace’s ballroom. Additionally, you can visit various filming locations during the 4-hour Original Sound of Music Tour.

Raphael is a passionate author on All Things Austria, a website that provides useful and practical guides on travelling to Austria. He loves to explore the country’s rich culture, history, and natural beauty, and share his insights with his readers.

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Where the Hills are Alive: The Sound of Music Locations in Salzburg

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Most Austrians have never seen the Sound of Music, but as a local guide with over a decade of experience, first navigating the streets on a bike taxi and now on foot, I’ve gone deep into the essence of the musical. I have also seen it many times as a kid because my father was from the Netherlands, and every time I visited my grandmother, she showed me the movie.

You see, The Sound of Music is popular everywhere except for Austria . Why that is the case, no one knows. But having met thousands of people like you, eager to explore the filming locations, I am here to share my insights on finding all the Sound of Music Filming Locations in Salzburg.

This article is a self-guided tour crafted with passion and expertise. It invites you to step into the world of the Von Trapp family, exploring not just the Old Town but also its surroundings and day-trip destinations.

Join me as we explore the locations where Maria and the children sang and danced, from the Mirabell Gardens to the Concert Hall. This journey isn’t just about revisiting iconic scenes; it’s an invitation to experience the soul of Salzburg, where the hills are still alive with the Sound of Music.

Self-Guided Sound of Music Tour on Foot

Salzburg is perfect for exploring on foot. The Sound of Music bus tours efficiently cover the wider region’s spots but miss the locations in the Old Towns because the Old Town is pedestrian-only. This walking tour complements any bus tour, offering an up-close experience of the musical landmarks within Salzburg’s streets. Depending on your pace and how much time you spend reenacting movie scenes, exploring these spots can take 2 to 4 hours.

1. Mirabell Gardens: Dancing to Do Re Mi

Mythology at the Mirabell Gardens in Salzburg

Mirabell Gardens, a personal favorite and one of the top three sights in Salzburg is more than a singular attraction; it is a microcosm of wonders where every corner and path tells its story. The Sound of Music sights are integral to this microcosm within the garden. They bring to life the magic of the movie through locations like the Borghese Fencers, the Hedge Tunnel, the Dwarf Garden, the Pegasus Fountain, and the Do-Re-Mi Steps. Let’s explore each Sound of Music location in Mirabell Gardens together.

"Do Re Mi" in Mirabell Garden (2017)

The Borghese Fencers

Directions:  We begin our Sound of Music walk at the entrance to Mirabell Gardens coming from Makartplatz Square.

At the entrance of Mirabell Gardens, the Borghese Fencers stand as iconic sentinels. These statues are copies of a famous Italian figure (now housed in the Louvre). The original became popular in the 1500s and is the most copied ancient piece of art, with more than 1500 copies, four of which are in Mirabell Gardens. This spot, where Maria and the children imitated the statues’ poses in the Do-Re-Mi, is a must-visit. Although it’s often bustling, an early visit might offer a quiet moment to relive this classic scene.

Hedge Tunnel

Directions:  Turn left after the Borghese fencers and keep going.

Next, the hedge tunnel invites visitors to reenact another “Do-Re-Mi” scene. Just imagine Maria and the children skipping joyfully through this green passage. It’s a simple yet delightful experience, bringing a piece of cinematic history to life. At the corner, before entering the tunnel, you get a glimpse of the Marionettentheater (string puppet theater) with an ad for their Sound of Music show. More on that after Mirabell Gradens.

Dwarf Garden

Directions:  Keep going straight until the end of the hedge tunnel and until you find stairs on your left.

Climb the stairs near the tunnel and find the Dwarf Garden. Cross the bridge guarded by two of the 17th-century dwarf statues to discover a circle representing the months of the year. The dwarf with an open mouth, touched on the head by Maria and the children in the film, stands here. Recently renovated, these figures now shine in pristine condition, offering a unique photo opportunity. Touching the dwarfs is allowed so you can reenact the movie scene.

Pegasus Fountain

Directions:  Return over the bridge and down the stairs; the pegasus is right before you.

Returning to the main path, the Pegasus Fountain awaits. Originally part of a cathedral setting, this fountain has a storied history of relocation. The movie immortalized the scene of Maria and the children playfully circling the fountain’s wall in the Do-Re-Mi, now a key spot for visitors. From here, turn left to admire one of Salzburg’s most significant “Sound of Music” locations.

The Do-Re-Mi Steps

Directions: Turn left when facing the Pegasus, and you will see the Do-Re-Mi Steps.

Finally, the Do-Re-Mi Steps. While locals might not refer to them by this movie-inspired name, these steps hold a special place in film history. Here, the stairs transformed into a musical scale in the movie’s Do-Re-Mi, with Maria and the children’s joyful dance. The view from the top of these steps, true to Mirabell’s Italian meaning (beautiful view), offers a great panoramic view of Salzburg’s old town and a great photo spot.

2. Marionettentheater: A Puppetry Connection

Directions:  Return to where we first entered the gardens. At Makartplatz, turn right! At the crossing in Schwarzstraße, turn right again and follow the street to get to the Marionettentheater.

"The Lonely Goatherd" - THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965)

The string puppet theater is a remarkable piece of Salzburg’s cultural history. Here, the movie’s enchanting “Lonely Goatherd” scene was brought to life, not just on screen but as a real art form dating back to the 19th century. The theater’s recent embrace of “The Sound of Music” show adds a modern twist to its historical repertoire.

Recommendation: During opening hours, you can still enter the foyer and look around even if you don’t attend one of their shows. They have a permanent exposition of historic string puppets.

3. Winkler Terrace: Panoramic Views and Memorable Scenes

Directions: Cross the river and turn right in front of the Billa supermarket. You will notice a white building on the mountain, the Museum of Modern Art. Inside the mountain, there is an elevator.

Monchsberg Mountain Viewpoint in Salzburg Austria

Winkler Terrace stands proudly as the home to the Museum of Modern Art. Previously hosting Café Winkler and then a casino, this location atop Mönchsberg mountain has evolved significantly. Its transformation into a modern art museum in 2004 added another dimension to its significance.

In The Sound of Music, Winkler Terrace is showcased during the iconic Do-Re-Mi sequence, marking a cinematic transition from the countryside to the old town of Salzburg. This spot is a testament to Hollywood’s creative geography, where distant locations seamlessly blend into the storyline.

If you're ever looking for this film location from The Sound of Music, search for Winkler's Terrace. One of the best viewpoints of the city, this terrace also features Hohensalzburg Castle in the background for the perfect photo opportunity! #SoundofMusic pic.twitter.com/1G15u8Nnod — The Sound of Music (@SoundofMusic) July 2, 2023

Visitors eager to stand where Maria and the children once did can easily access this spot. A convenient elevator inside the mountain, leading directly to the museum, offers a swift ascent. Once at the top, stepping out of the museum places you on the terrace, offering a chance to relive a piece of movie magic.

However, taking the elevator isn’t mandatory to enjoy the beauty of Mönchsberg. Opting for a free hike along the mountain is a great alternative, offering not just a glimpse into the world of The Sound of Music but also revealing many other stunning spots along the way. The Mönchsberg perfectly blends cultural immersion and scenic exploration and is one of my favorite Salzburg city hikes .

4. Horse Pond: A Charming Backdrop

Directions:  When coming down by elevator, turn right and keep going along the walls of the mountain.

Originally serving as a washing area for the archbishop’s horses before they entered the Hofreitschule (now the Festival Hall, the elongated building at the street’s end), the Horse Pond reflects Salzburg’s equestrian past. Today, its historical charm coexists with modern life, flanked by bus stops on either side.

In “The Sound of Music,” the Horse Pond is a picturesque scene where Maria and the children ride past in a carriage in the ‘My Favorite Things’ song. Once teeming with horses, this location now offers a peaceful moment to envision the city’s vibrant history. It serves as a reminder of Salzburg’s transformation from when horses were the main mode of transport to the present-day bustling city life. Visitors can enjoy this mix of old and new, imagining the sound of hooves and carriage wheels against the backdrop of contemporary Salzburg.

5. Rock Riding School: A Stage for Family Unity

Direction: Continuing along the street from where you’ve come, you’ll arrive at a wide space, transitioning into a square. The Festival House (Festspielhaus), stretching across the square to your right, faces the University of Salzburg’s main library on the left.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC FILM: After the Anschluss

This Festival House, initially the archbishop’s riding school, was repurposed in 1920 as a venue for the Salzburg Festival, the world’s largest classical music festival. Recall the climactic concert at the end of The Sound of Music. That’s where the von Trapp family performed during the Salzburg Festival in the movie, mirroring the real-life Trapp family’s rise to fame following their performance at the festival, which led to their invitation to America.

To view the Felsenreitschule, the oldest part of the Festival House where the “Edelweiss” and “Farewell Goodbye” scenes were filmed, walk to the end of the square. There, a passage to the right leads to Toscaninihof.

6. Toscaninihof: A Square with Historical Echoes

Directions:  Walk along the Festival Hall to the end and turn right into Toscaninihof.

Toscaninihof, adjacent to the Festival House, is more than just a passage to the historic Felsenreitschule. It’s a space that resonates with historical and cultural significance.

Inside this courtyard, a staircase on the right wall ascends the mountain. Near the base of these stairs, a picture illustrates the various sections of the Festival House: the Small Festival House from 1920, the Large one from 1956, and the Felsenreitschule from around 1700.

Free Walking Tour Salzburg Tour Guide at the Concert Hall

The stairs lead to another “Sound of Music” scene, often mistakenly attributed to Winkler Terrace. At the top of the stairs, you’ll find where Maria, with her guitar, performed the “I Have Confidence” song with Salzburg’s three prominent churches in the background. This scene is an example of the movie’s clever editing, creating the illusion of proximity between locations that are, in reality, quite distant in Salzburg.

In the narrative arc of The Sound of Music, Toscaninihof serves as a backdrop to a tense moment: the arrival of the Nazis by car during the rehearsal at the Rock Riding School. It’s also here that Rolf, now aligned with the Nazis, confronts Liesl with a telegram for her father from Berlin.

To truly immerse yourself in these locations’ rich history and cinematic legacy, consider joining an official theater tour or attending a live show. This allows visitors to see the interior of the Felsenreitschule, where the von Trapp family’s cinematic escape unfolded, and to experience the thriving cultural life that continues in these historic venues today. The daily theater tour is included in the Salzburg Card .

7. Petersfriedhof: Inspiration from Real-Life Landscapes

Directions: Descending the stairs from the Toscaninihof area, you’ll find a tunnel opposite the picture depicting the Festival House. This path leads you toward Saint Peter’s Monastery. Past the two squares, you will find the Saint Peter’s Cemetery entrance in the corner on the right next to the restaurant.

Saint Peters Cemetery in Salzburg

In the film’s climactic moments, the Von Trapp family hides from Nazis in a cemetery. While this scene was set in Hollywood, inspired by Saint Peter’s Cemetery, the real cemetery was too modest for the film’s dramatic needs. Instead, Saint Peter’s Cemetery’s larger, flower-adorned crypts served as the perfect muse for these pivotal scenes.

Saint Peter’s Cemetery isn’t just a resting place; it’s a tapestry of Salzburg’s history, dating back to 700 AD, with catacombs that reach even further into the past, to 215 AD. The cemetery houses notable graves, including Mozart’s sister, Maria Anna (Nannerl), and Franz Wasner, who inspired the character Max Detweiler in the movie. Wasner was pivotal in the Von Trapp family’s musical journey, serving as their advisor and choir conductor.

Sidenote: This unique tradition might surprise many: grave plots in Austria are rented, not owned. You rent them for ten years. If the family stops paying, the grave gets removed. Families are responsible for the upkeep, ensuring the cemetery’s well-maintained appearance. This practice not only maintains the beauty of the place but also connects generations through the care of their ancestors’ resting places.

If time allows, delve deeper into the soul of Salzburg by visiting Saint Peter’s Church. I highly recommend it. Its stunning murals are a visual treat, and the neighboring Stiftskeller Restaurant offers a delightful gastronomic experience, complete with nightly Mozart concerts. Boasting a history from 803 AD, it’s revered as Europe’s oldest restaurant, even serving Emperor Charlemagne.

8. Kapitelschwemme: A Fountain with Cinematic Charm

Directions: Walk through the cemetery, proceed straight ahead, and veer left to exit, leading directly onto Kapitelplatz.

Kapitelschwemme within Salzburg’s Kapitelplatz is a historical artwork and a playful spot that adds vibrancy to the cityscape. Created in 1732, this fountain features a depiction of the Greek god Poseidon, trident in hand, showcasing the grandeur of classical mythology.

Originally, much like the Marstallschwemme, Kapitelschwemme served a practical purpose in the city’s equestrian life, being a place for watering and washing horses.

In The Sound of Music, Kapitelschwemme forms a backdrop during a pivotal moment in Maria’s journey. The fountain subtly enhances the scene as she crosses Kapitelplatz, brimming with determination in the ‘I Have Confidence’ montage.

9. Domplatz: Central Square in Film and History

Directions:  From Kapitelplatz, head towards the front of the Cathedral.

Salzburg’s Domplatz, or Cathedral Square, again blends historical evolution and cinematic charm but is more than that. I regard Domplatz and the Cathedral as the heart and center of Salzburg. It’s where every event in Salzburg happens. To learn about the Cathedral, read my article on the Salzburger Dom .

Domplatz Cathedral Square and the Statue of Virgin Mary

Once a must-see, the Salzburg Cathedral’s interior now requires an entrance fee.

In “The Sound of Music,” Domplatz appears as Maria exits through the arches. The square also features in the ‘My Favorite Things’ montage, capturing a moment as Maria and the children dash across in their picnic attire. This historic square, thus, is not only a cornerstone of Salzburg’s architectural heritage but also a memorable backdrop in one of the most beloved musicals of all time.

10. Residence Square & Fountain: Maria’s Joyful Path

Directions:  Facing the Cathedral, you turn left to pass the arches opposite of the ones you came from.

Residence Square is a testament to Salzburg’s historical depth and Italian architectural aspirations. The Residenzbrunnen (residence fountain), the largest baroque fountain north of the Alps, is at the heart of this square. Here, Maria’s exuberant splashing during ‘I Have Confidence’ brings a joyful contrast to the later, somber portrayal of Nazi soldiers marching through the square, symbolizing the dark period of the Anschluss, Austria’s annexation by Germany in 1938.

Residence Square Salzburg

Flanking the square, the Old Residenz Palace, draped with a Nazi flag in the movie, stands as a reminder of Salzburg’s complex history. Originally built in 1596 for Prince-Archbishop Wolf Dietrich Raitenau, it houses staterooms and an art gallery with works by Rembrandt and Rubens.

On the opposite side, the New Residenz, once the Archbishop’s guest house, now contains the Glockenspiel Bell Tower, Heimatwerk Shop, and used to house the Salzburg Panorama, a hundred-year-old 360-degree paintings by Johann Michael Sattler until recently.

11. Mozartsteg: Bridging the Past and Present

Directions:  From Residence Square, you head towards the Salzburg Museum and the Mozart Statue. Pass the Mozart statue and turn left to the Salzach River.

The Mozartsteg, an art deco pedestrian bridge named in honor of Salzburg’s most celebrated son, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, stands as a symbol of the city’s artistic legacy. Opened in 1903, this bridge has witnessed over a century of Salzburg’s evolving landscape. Though not always highlighted as a top attraction, the Mozartsteg is on my list of must-see sights in Salzburg .

In “The Sound of Music,” the Mozartsteg is set during the ending of ‘My Favorite Things.’ Here, Maria and the children cross the Salzach River, pointing out the city’s sights and skipping along the grassy riverbank.

Click this link to see the scene at the right time stamp on YouTube.

The bridge was financed by a cafe owner from the right side of the river who wanted the wealthier folks from the left side to cross the river more often. Until the city acquired the Mozartsteg in 1921, crossing this bridge required a toll, marking a time when the Old Town and Steingasse movement was not as seamless as it is today.

12. Kajetanerplatz: A Vibrant Marketplace

Directions:  From Mozartsteg, you head back up and pass behind the Mozart Statue straight ahead into Kaigasse, which you follow to Kajetanerplatz square in about 2 minutes.

Tucked away in the southeastern corner of Salzburg’s Old Town, Kajetanerplatz is a public square. Fully pedestrianized (like most of the old town), Kajetanerplatz has become a favorite spot for locals since 2015, especially with the reintroduction of its regular markets. It underwent a complete renovation in 2022 and now features a beautiful modern fountain surrounded by a sitting area. Dominating the square is the Kajetanerkirche, a church that, while large, retains a sense of understated elegance.

In the movie Kajetanerplatz, Maria and the children engage in everyday joys during the ‘My Favorite Things’ montage while shopping for vegetables at a local market, with Maria playfully juggling tomatoes.

If you’re inspired to recreate Maria’s tomato-juggling scene, the best time to visit is Friday morning between 08:00 and 13:00, when the farmers’ market takes over the square.

13. St. Erhard Church: A Scenic Ride Through History

Directions:  From Kajetanerplatz, you head to the edge of the old town around Mönchsberg mountain. Turn right after Schanzlgasse and keep going along the mountain.

Sing along to The Sound of Music to celebrate World Music Day! 🎵 @RnH_Org #WorldMusicDay pic.twitter.com/ykoXPVtyoq — The Sound of Music (@SoundofMusic) June 21, 2023

St. Erhard Church stands with quiet dignity. Its history stretches back to its first mention in 1404, but it was rebuilt during baroque times, making it a humble yet significant piece of Salzburg’s architectural landscape.

In The Sound of Music, this unpretentious church plays a subtle yet memorable role. It appears in the ‘Do Re Mi’ montage as Maria and the children enjoy a carriage ride along Nonntaler Hauptstrasse. This moment showcases St. Erhard as a backdrop. A walk down Nonntaler Hauptstrasse offers a delightful experience. Nonntaler Hauptstrasse is where many restaurants frequented by locals are, for example, the Green Garden, one of our favorite vegan restaurants in Salzburg .

14. Stift Nonnberg: A Convent with Deep Narrative Ties

Directions:  Keep going along the mountain until you see a set of stairs on your right. These stairs lead you directly to Nonnberg Abbey.

Stift Nonnberg (Nonnberg Abbey) is not just a historic site but a significant location in both the real and cinematic worlds of The Sound of Music. Founded in the early 8th century by Saint Erentrudis, niece of Saint Rupert, it is regarded as the oldest nunnery in the world.

Four memorable scenes from the movie were filmed at the abbey gates, including Maria’s departure, conversations about her, the children’s visit, and the tense moment of the Nazis’ arrival. Though filmed in a studio, the courtyard’s “Maria” song is forever linked to Nonnberg. However, the real interior of the convent, where daily life unfolds, remains private and inaccessible to tourists.

Maria from The Sound of Music (Official HD Video)

The real Maria von Trapp, orphaned at age 6, joined Nonnberg as a postulant at 19. While teaching at the Benedictine Convent, she met the von Trapp children, eventually leaving the convent to marry Georg von Trapp in its chapel in 1927. Interestingly, their wedding took place a decade before the Nazi annexation of Austria, and Maria was considerably younger than Georg, unlike their film counterparts.

For a deeper dive into the distinctions between historical events and their portrayal in The Sound of Music, explore our blog post that separates Sound of Music facts and fiction .

While many overlook the climb to Nonnberg, the journey is rewarding. Visitors can experience the haunting beauty of Gregorian chants sung by the nuns at 6:45 am and four more times a day. The church and cemetery are open daily, offering a space for reflection and admiration of the Gothic architecture.

Sound of Music Locations in the Surroundings

After exploring the Sound of Music locations within Salzburg’s Old Town, all reachable on foot, our journey now takes us to five more captivating sites beyond the city’s heart. While dedicated walkers could continue on foot to Leopoldskron Palace, Frohnburg Palace, and Hellbrunn Palace, embarking on a trek through Salzburg’s scenic outskirts, be prepared for a 2-3 hour adventure.

This route is part of my regular daily walk.

However, a self-guided bike tour presents a splendid alternative for those seeking a blend of convenience and excitement. Cycling through these locations is not just a treat for Sound of Music fans but a journey through some of the most picturesque parts of Salzburg’s landscape. We once even offered our own Sound of Music bike tour.

The Lonely Goatherd BIKE TOUR Salzburg: Cycle Salzburg's Surroundings with the SOUND OF MUSIC!

If the idea of charting your path seems daunting or if you are looking for a more structured exploration with insights into each location, consider joining Fräulein Maria’s Bike Tour . This guided experience offers a comprehensive and very engaging way into the world of The Sound of Music.

1. Leopoldskron Palace: The Heart of the Von Trapp Family

Leopoldskron Palace, built in 1736, initially served as the residence of Archbishop Leopold Firmian and was later owned by King Ludwig I. The palace saw a transformation under the vision of theater director Max Reinhardt, who co-founded the Salzburg Festival. During the Nazi era, Reinhardt was forced to flee, and the Nazis took control of the palace. Post-war, it was acquired by the Salzburg Global Seminar, which continues to utilize it today.

In The Sound of Music, Leopold was the backdrop for many unforgettable lake terrace scenes. This location is where the moments of Maria with the children in the boat and the Captain hearing his children sing were filmed. While the movie didn’t feature the palace’s interior, the ballroom and grand foyer were recreated in Hollywood for various indoor scenes. However, the exterior shots of the front of the Von Trapp home were filmed at Frohnburg Mansion, our next stop.

The Rowboat scene from The Sound of Music (Official HD Video)

Notably, the original Gazebo from the “16 Going on 17” song, now located at Hellbrunn Palace, was once in the palace’s garden.

Today, Leopoldskron Palace is also a boutique hotel, offering a unique stay for movie enthusiasts and history buffs. It’s one of my top three favorite castle hotels in Salzburg. Hotel guests have exclusive access to the lake terrace and can glimpse the historic Venetian ballroom.

Due to the surge in “Sound of Music tourism” in Salzburg, which significantly increased visitor numbers, Leopoldskron Palace had to revise its access policy. The palace grounds, once open to the public, are now available to hotel guests only to manage the influx and maintain the garden’s tranquility. For those not staying at the hotel, a viewpoint across the lake provides a stunning view of the palace, immersing visitors in the magical setting of the film. I highly recommend the scenic walk around the lake for everyone.

Getting There : Located just south of Salzburg’s Old Town, Leopoldskron Palace is a 20-30 minute walk from Nonnberg Abbey and Old Town. Alternatively, Bus 25, bicycles, or taxis are available for convenience.

Staying at the Palace : An overnight stay is highly recommended for those looking to fully immerse themselves in the palace’s history and charm. The Meierhof guesthouse offers rooms from 150-200€ per night, while the main building’s suites are priced between 400-600€.

2. Frohnburg Palace: Front of the Von Trapp Home

Frohnburg Palace (Schloss Frohnburg) on Hellbrunner Allee served as the setting for the front of the Von Trapp family home in The Sound of Music. This key location is featured in five scenes that capture both the joyous arrival of Maria and the tense moments of the family’s confrontation with Nazi forces. It’s most recognizable from Maria singing ‘I Have Confidence’ as she arrives and from the Captain’s poignant removal of the Nazi flag following their honeymoon.

I Have Confidence from The Sound of Music

Today, Frohnburg Palace is integrated into the Mozarteum Music Academy. Key areas from the movie, like the gates and the surrounding wall, are publicly accessible alongside the road. From the road, you can also often hear students practicing their instruments. Theoretically, the palace is also publicly accessible since it belongs to the University. Still, you will have to be careful and respectful when exploring so as not to disturb anyone.

Getting There: The palace is about a 40-minute walk from Leopoldskron Palace or the Old Town. By bike, you reach Frohnburg within 10 minutes from the old town or Schloss Leopoldskron. You can also reach Frohnburg Palace via Bus 25, alighting at Kleingmain Hacksteinerweg Bus Stop, and a short walk east to Hellenbrunner Allee. Since you will likely also visit Hellbrunn and the Gazebo, you can ride bus 25 to Hellbrunn and walk 20 minutes along the Hellbrunner Allee.

3. Hellbrunn Palace: Romance at the Gazebo

The iconic Sound of Music Pavilion, where Liesl sang ’16 Going on 17′ and Maria and the Captain shared ‘Something Good’, remains a romantic highlight on the Sound of Music tour. Originally constructed as a prop near Leopold Palace for lake scenes, the gazebo was later moved to Hellbrunn Palace after fans began trespassing on private property to see it. Now, it stands near the eastern entrance of Hellbrunn Palace, accessible to the public without an entry fee.

Sixteen Going on Seventeen from The Sound of Music (Official HD Video)

However, entry into the pavilion is restricted. This precaution was taken after an incident where a tourist, attempting to reenact a scene, danced on the benches and got injured. While entering the pavilion isn’t allowed, visitors can still walk up and dance around it.

The pavilion’s interior scenes in the movie were filmed in a studio due to space constraints, making the real gazebo a charming yet compact part of this cinematic journey.

Hellbrunn Palace, a day retreat built by Prince-Archbishop Markus Sittikus, offers more than just the gazebo. The Trick Fountains, part of a guided tour, provide an entertaining experience through grottoes and water-play features, for example. This tour also includes access to the interior of Hellbrunn Palace, known for its opulence ceilings. Furthermore, the Salzburg Zoo is located minutes from the palace. To learn about everything the area offers, read my comprehensive guide to Hellbrunn .

Getting there: Access to Hellbrunn Palace is easy via Bus 25 from the Old Town, a 15-minute ride, a 1-hour walk from the Old Town or Schloss Leopoldskron, and a 20-minute walk from Frohnburg Palace. Biking is also a great option, as I mentioned. The gazebo is open from dawn till dusk, while the palace and trick fountain tour times vary seasonally. The trick fountains are closed in winter because visitors get wet, which is uncomfortable when it’s cold, but in winter, Hellbrunn hosts one of the best Christmas markets in Salzburg .

4. Mount Untersberg: Breathtaking Views and a Symbol of Freedom

The surroundings of Mount Untersberg are featured in both the opening scene with Maria’s rendition of ‘The Hills are Alive’ and during the family’s escape over the mountains while singing “Climb Every Mountain.”

"Climb Ev'ry Mountain" Finale from The Sound of Music (Official HD Video)

  • Roßfeld Mountain: Roßfeld’s dramatic landscapes depict the family’s fictional escape in the movie, contrasting with their actual train journey to Italy. While steeped in cinematic history, this location is another reminder of the blend between reality and fiction in The Sound of Music. The Von Trapp family escaped by train, not by hiking. Hiking to Switzerland would have meant traversing hundreds of kilometers, a feat near-impossible, especially considering the proximity of Hitler’s command center.
  • The Sound of Music Meadow: The Mehlweg, better known as the Julie Andrews Meadow, gained fame from the opening scene where Julie Andrews twirls in the green field, bringing the lyrics ‘The Hills are alive with the Sound of Music’ to life. Located 20 kilometers south of Salzburg in Marktschellenberg, Germany, it was once connected to a guesthouse but is now part of a private farm and not open to visitors. An alternative is the Picnic Meadow in Werfen, another site on this do-it-yourself Sound of Music tour. More on that later.

Since the Sound of Music Meadow is private, Roßfeld is not easy to access, and Untersberg anyway offers a better experience; I recommend the more accessible option of taking bus 25 from Salzburg to the Untersberg, followed by a scenic cable car ride to the top.

Getting there: Opting for the bike tour to Hellbrunn and Leopoldskron? You can extend your trip to Untersberg, making your bike tour much longer but still within reach. It’s not feasible to reach Untersberg on foot due to the distance. However, the best way to get to Untersberg is to get a Salzburg Card and take bus 25. The bus also stops in Hellbrunn, and the card includes the trick fountains, public transport, and the Untersberg Cable Car, making this the most convenient and cost-effective option. The bus ride takes 30 minutes from the center, and the bus stops in front of the cable car.

Here is how you get to the Untersberg Cable Car by public transport .

Filming Challenges : Filming the scene at the meadow was not without challenges. Julie Andrews was transported daily by ox cart to the meadow, and despite it being summer, it took five days to capture the perfect shot due to weather constraints. Additionally, the powerful wind from the helicopter filming the scene caused difficulties, and the loud noise necessitated a voiceover for part of the song.

For more fun facts about the Sound of Music and to put your fandom to the test, don’t miss our Sound of Music Quiz !

Sound of Music Filming Locations on Day Trips

1. st. gilgen and wolfgangsee: capturing aerial beauty.

The intro to The Sound of Music features several aerial shots showcasing the Salzkammergut region. This area, renowned for its landscapes, includes several towns that played a part in the film’s visual tapestry.

The towns of Fuschl and St. Gilgen are particularly noteworthy. These locations were captured in the film through aerial shots. Panorama Tours, offering “Sound of Music” tours, includes a pit stop and a photo opportunity at a parking place before Sankt Gilgen when you first see Lake Wolfgangsee from Salzburg.

From here, the tour veers left towards Mondsee (the next stop on this list), continuing the journey through the film’s iconic locations, but if you travel on your own, you might as well continue and visit Sankt Wolfgang.

when you catch flights not feelings 😌 pic.twitter.com/EGEGcHCLfl — The Sound of Music (@SoundofMusic) July 26, 2023

Sankt Wolfgang is home to the Schafbergbahn Mountain Railway. This railway holds a special place in the movie’s history, as it was the location for the final scene filmed with the children on location. The Schafbergbahn not only offers cinematic history but is one of my favorite things to do in the Lake District. It provides passengers with some of the most stunning views in Austria. For a detailed exploration of the Schafbergbahn, visit my Schafbergbahn Cog Railway guide .

Getting there:  You get to the lake district by bus 150 from Mirabell Square or the station. The final stop of bus 150 is Bad Ischl, but you can get off at Sankt Gilgen and take a boat or in Strobl and change to another bus to Sankt Wolfgang to further explore Lake Wolfgangssee and Sankt Wolfgang.

2. Collegiate Church in Mondsee: A Sacred Movie Moment

About 30km east of Salzburg, Mondsee is another place in the Salzkammergut. While it’s not my favorite place in the Salzkammergut Lake District, its natural beauty is undeniable. The lake first appears in the movie when Maria takes the bus to the Von Trapp villa, but its most memorable scene is the backdrop for Maria and the children’s bike ride during the ‘Do Re Mi’ montage. Additionally, it appears when the Captain returns with Max and the Baroness, with the children dangling from the trees in the background.

The Collegiate Church of Saint Michael in Mondsee, often called the Wedding Church, was the setting for Maria and Captain’s wedding in The Sound of Music. Surprisingly, this was the first scene filmed upon the crew’s arrival in Salzburg in 1964. It holds significant history, with the original Mondsee Abbey established in 748. In 2005, it was elevated from a Cathedral to a Basilica by Pope John Paul II.

I’m going to argue that the wedding in The Sound of Music is probably the best wedding scene of all film. pic.twitter.com/iR0E2ra5Jg — Josh ⸆⸉🧣 (@JoshSpeaksNow) June 1, 2023

Though a small village, Mondsee offers a charming square near the church and a lovely lakefront.

Getting there: Access to Mondsee from Salzburg is quickest by bus 140, taking about 50 minutes, or a 20-minute drive on the highway if you have a car. However, if you have a car, the preferred way to get there is first to drive the country roads to Sankt Wolfgang and then head over to Mondsee, which takes you about 15 minutes. For a more comprehensive understanding of the area, consider exploring nearby Saint Gilgen or Hallstatt, and for further insights, visit my Salzkammergut Lake District guide .

3. Picnic Meadow in Werfen: Reliving Do Re Mi

Picture this: a lush, green meadow under the shadow of towering alpine peaks, a scene straight out of a classic movie. That’s the Sound of Music Meadow in Werfen. It’s where Maria and the children belted out “Do, Re, Mi” in the iconic 1965 movie. This spot, also known as Gschwandtanger Wiesn, is another slice of cinematic history just south of Salzburg. The trail, opened in 2015 for the 50th anniversary of the movie, stretches 1,4 kilometers and is dotted with signs and themed installations that celebrate the movie.

How To Get To The Sound of Music Meadow From Salzburg Day Trip - Werfen Trail

It’s a Werfen marketing gag but a great day trip, especially if you combine it with the Werfen Ice Caves . I would not take the Sound of Music Trail day trip if you don’t plan on visiting the Ice Caves in Werfen.

Getting there: Hop on a train from Salzburg; it’s a scenic 40-minute ride to Werfen. Once there, it’s a brief 10-minute stroll to the Tourist Office. That’s where your adventure begins on the Sound of Music Trail.  It’s a moderate hike, so bring your family, your dog, and don’t forget proper hiking shoes. For a more detailed guide on how to visit Werfen, especially the Ice Caves, read my guide on how to get to the Eisriesenwelt .

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Do you want to relive your favourite scenes from the classic musical on a Sound of Music tour in Salzburg ?

Find out more about the locations where the Sound of Music was filmed, how much tours cost, what to see nearby and more.

If you are looking for Sound of Music tours departing from Vienna or Munich, scroll until the bottom to read about them.

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What are the most popular Sound of Music film locations in Salzburg?

The Sound of Music Tour’s itinerary is perfectly designed to make sure you see all the locations appearing in the film . Tour the picturesque city of Salzburg (Austria) and discover the beautiful sites where the opening scenes of the movie The Sound of Music were filmed.

Here is a brief list of the locations to ensure you don’t miss out on any of them.

1 – Mirabell Palace & Gardens

Mirabelle Palace - Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg

Where Maria and the children were seen dancing around the statue of Pegasus, the winged horse and throughout the gardens singing “Do-Re-Mi”.

2 – Leopoldskron Castle

Leopoldskron Castle - Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg

The castle used to be Trapp’s family home, where the children were boating on the Leopoldskron Lake and fell into the water.

3- Hedge Maze & Gnome Park

Dwarf Gnome Park - Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg

This location is from the scenes from the “Do, Re, Mi” song including skipping down the vine tunnel and the children patting the dwarf with glasses on the head.

4 – Winkler Terrace

Winkler Terrace - Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg

The breathtaking Winkler Terrace sits high up on Monk’s Hill overlooking the Old Town of Salzburg. This is where Maria and the children bring the ‘Do Re Mi’ song into Salzburg from the meadow as they begin to mix the order of the musical notes up for practice.

5 – Horse Bath

Horse Bath - Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg

The scenery is shown when Maria and the children dance past the Horse Bath in the song “My Favorite Things”.

6 – Hellbrunn Castle and the Glass Pavilion

Glass Pavilion - Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg

Fascinating castle built in the early 17 th century and beautiful gardens with the glass pavilion, which attracts many still after 30 years.

7 – Rock Riding School

Rock Riding School - Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg

The Rock Riding School was home to some of the most important film scenes in the Sound of Music movie.

8 – Nonnberg Abbey

Nonnberg Abbey - Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg

One of the oldest convents in Europe, where Maria was a novice and also where Maria and the Baron got married in the film.

9 – St Gilgen and Lake Wolfgang

Lake Wolfgang - Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg

The scenery is shown at the beginning of the film at Lake Fuschl on the way to St Gilgen.

10 – Mondsee Wedding Church

Mondsee Wedding Church - Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg

The location used for Maria and the Baron’s wedding in the film.

11 – Frohnburg Palace

Frohnburg Palace

This Palace was used as the backdrop for the Von Trapp family home. A total of 5 scenes were shot here.

12 – Werfen Picnic Meadow

Werfen Picnic Meadow - Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg

Perched just above the village of Werfen, this is where the famous picnic scene took place, where Maria and the kids first start the song “Do, Re, Mi”.

How should I explore the locations of the Sound of Music?

You may explore the original shooting locations on the Sound of Music by bus, on foot or by bicycle.

The Sound of Music tours mainly offer bus transportation to all the different film locations so you don’t need to worry about getting lost whilst finding the exact locations.

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If you are feeling active and have plenty of time to spare, you can walk to all the different film locations as they are relatively in walk distance to each other. This way you can wander around more and maybe find some beautiful spots in the surroundings to chill.

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Riding a bicycle is always fun so why not explore the sites in this way? The Sound of Music bicycle tours are cheaper than bus tours. You can check out the best ones on TourScanner!

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How much does a Sound of Music Tour from Salzburg cost? How to book a tour?

You will find The Sound of Music Tour for 45€ at the cheapest price, offered by different companies such as Viator, Getyourguide or Musement. All these tours are normally similar and offer the same things, such as transport to all the different setting locations of the films, a tour guide who will accompany you at all times, etc. Some providers may offer some discounts at certain times of the year.

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Are there combo tours that include other popular attractions?

Yes, there are different combinations offered if you want to explore Salzburg and its surroundings a little bit more in-depth.

Sound of Music + Salt Mines daily tour

There are tours that include a visit to the Salt Mines in Berchtesgaden , where you will be transported into the heart of the mountain with a train , and you will be able to engage in amazing activities like the miner’s slide and the raft that sails the underground lake . It will be an incredible time, and one that kids will surely love!

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Sound of Music + food tour

If touring all day works up your appetite, these tours have got you covered! They usually include a 3-course meal with a traditional Schnitzel to round up the Sound of Music locations tour, and can cost around 100€ .

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Sound of Music + Eagle’s Nest tour

If you’re looking for an exclusive and personalized experience, this private tour that takes you all the way to the Eagle’s Nest is exactly what you’re looking for. It’s more expensive than the others, since it’s a private tour and it lasts 9 hours , but if you have a big group, splitting the cost might make it more affordable.

Are there any Sound of Music tours departing from Vienna?

Yes, some Sound of Music private tours are leaving from Vienna as well, which include all the main sights, plus the visit of Salzburg . Taking a day tour departing from and returning to Vienna may be very convenient if you are staying in Vienna and you have not planned (or you don’t have the time) to visit and stay overnight in Salzburg. The price is higher since Vienna and Salzburg are quite far away and the tours are private for you. However, the cost of the private tours is fixed for a group (about 400 €), so if you are a family or a larger group (up to 8 people), it is still affordable.

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Are there any Sound of Music tours from Munich?

Yes, of course. Salzburg is located only 140 km away from Munich , near the German-Austrian border. Therefore, you can reach Salzburg on a tour departing from Munich.

Most of the day trips leaving from Munich will include a guided visit to the city of Salzburg plus a complete tour of the most important locations in which The Sound of Music was filmed.

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Don’t hesitate to comment below if you have any questions.

What to do next? Check out our list of fun and unusual things to do in Salzburg .

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Salzburg Sound of Music Bicycle Tour

Updated June 12th, 2019

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“How do you feel about biking?”, I asked my mom before our Austrian trip. Other than knowing that we were going to Austria, the whole trip was going to be a surprise. I was feeling her out on a couple of ideas I had. Her apprehensive response about biking wasn’t very reassuring to my idea of doing a Salzburg Sound of Music Bicycle Tour.

Years ago I remember someone talking about how much fun they had on a Sound of Music tour. I hate to admit it but prior to planning this trip if someone would have asked me where the movie took place I don’t think I would have been able to say Salzburg. Regardless I knew we had to do some sort of tour and I really wanted to avoid the big bus tours so I signed us up for Fräulein Maria’s Bicycle Tours despite my mom’s apprehension.

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We had a little time to practice our skills before the tour and immediately after getting on my bicycle, named Gretel, I thought, “What have I gotten us into? I don’t know how to ride a bike!”. The handlebars seemed so wide apart and I was terrified to attempt turning while riding on the bicycle so I kept getting off to walk my bike around corners. That would not be a sustainable solution for long! Soon we unsteadily set off to test our fates as bicyclists and to see the sights of the city related to the film.

Horse Pond – Pferdeschwemme

Maria and the children happily sing through this area in the film.

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Residence Square – Residenz Platz and Residence Fountain

I loved how our guide referred to this square as the place where Maria did “splashy splashy” in the fountain as she sang “I have Confidence.” During the film a Nazi flag was hung from Residence palace in the square. Austrians woke up terrified that the Nazis’ were back again. Fortunately it was just for filming, but they still were not too pleased about the whole ordeal. 

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St. Peter’s Cemetery

Used as inspiration for the cemetery in the film.

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The Nonnberg Abbey

The real Abbey used in the movie. Beautiful lookout point to the rest of the city and the alps in the distance.

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Lost in the Beautiful Fields of Austria

No, this isn’t the name of another film location. When leaving the abbey there was a very steep hill that we had to go down. Hills and especially turning corners when going down hill still seemed terrifying to me at this point. My mom and I were the last ones in our group to head out and we took it much slower so we got a bit behind the group.

Even though I couldn’t see anyone I automatically turned left at the first intersection because it continued down the hill. At the next intersection I made a guess and turned right. At this point I had not only lost the group, but also my mom behind me. I asked a passerby if he saw bicycles in the direction I was heading, he did so I continued my journey. Later on I realized the guy probably thought I was asking if a bike could go on the path. The next intersection I came to had even more options so I sat a bit to think what to do. Meanwhile my mother actually made all the exact same wrong turns as I did so she caught up with me! As we were pondering our predicament, guess who came up next!? Our faithful tour guide! She had come to find us and bring us back to the group.

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Schloss Leopoldskron – Leopoldskron Palace & Lake

Many scenes were shot here, including when Maria and the children went out on the lake. We learned that the actress that played Gretel didn’t actually know how to swim so when she fell into the lake she genuinely needed to be rescued. During the 2nd take Maria fell off the boat the wrong way and wasn’t able to save her as planned and a cameraman had to jump in to save the day. Ironically I was riding the Gretel bicycle and also needed to be ‘saved’. 

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Frohnburg Palace

Several scenes were filmed here as well. As Maria sings “I have Confidence” she does her little heel clicks here.

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Our guide brought a speaker and gave different people turns to blast the music from their bicycles as we were riding, so the hills were indeed alive with the Sound of Music!

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The gazebo isn’t actually the original gazebo and it isn’t even in the same spot, but a replica was made and put in Hellbrunn Gardens. You can’t go inside the gazebo either because too many eager tourists slipped and hurt themselves when trying to reenact the dance scene. 

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Mirabell Gardens

These are beautiful gardens that are free to explore. Maria and the children sang “Do-Re-Mi” as they danced around this fountain…

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…into this tunnel

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….through these statues

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….around this fountain

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….and up these stairs to hit the final note and pose!

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By the end of the tour my biking skills had significantly improved, I loved Salzburg and couldn’t wait to watch the movie! Check out the movie for yourself and see how my poses line up with those of Maria!

**A few of the pictures were taken at later times when we came back to explore the area more. Except for Mirabell Gardens, which you don’t fully walk or bike through on the tour, there is enough time for pictures at all of the stops. 

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Location    

Tour begins and ends at Mirabell Gardens.                                                                                                                                         

Our tour guide (Sharon?) was amazing. She knew the film very well and presented all the information in a humorous and entertaining manner. Our tour group could have been better though, they didn’t seem too interested in the film. I think it would have been a lot more fun with a group who was more into acting out the scenes or at least being enthusiastic about the whole experience. Considering our group had bikers who wanted to go faster and bikers like us that were slow, our guide did an excellent job. I wish I felt a little more confident about biking and could have enjoyed the sights a bit more, but overall I am really glad we did the tour and would recommend the tour for anyone who also wants to be a bit more active and have more of a small group tour experience. It’s eco-friendly too! 

Most adults do not wear a helmet on the tour, but you can ask for one. There are two scheduled bathroom breaks throughout the tour, the first one has a charge. The first stop is really the only chance to buy food or water. There is a pretzel stand with amazing pretzels that we went back to later in our trip….two times!

Fitness level wasn’t a problem for either of us, it seemed like biking skills were more needed then being physically fit.If the biking sounds too intimaditing try the original Sound of Music Tour  by bus. 

Where to Stay in Salzburg

Altstadt Hotel Hofwirt Salzburg  was one of our favorite hotels on our  Austrian Itinerary . It is located in the New town of Salzburg and close to the main shopping and restaurant area.  It is about a 10 minute walk to Mirabel Gardens, the starting point of the bicycle tour.

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Fräulein Maria’s Sound of Music Bike Tour

When I’m planning a trip I always ask friends and family for recommendations. So when I was planning my time in Salzburg, Austria I asked around with friends who had previously visited. A friend told me Fräulein Maria’s Sound of Music Bike Tour was a must-do, so I immediately booked a tour!

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The Sound of Music Bike Tour

My friend was correct, this tour is a must-do! From the behind-the-scenes info shared, to the stunning Austrian countryside, to the entertaining and knowledgeable guides, I can not recommend this tour enough. As you bike along listening to the Sound of Music soundtrack, you can almost picture the Von Trapp children hanging from the trees and laughing. Here is some of the fun insider information I learned about the movie during tour and when you take the tour, you can learn more.

•For filming they used the back of one house (the first photo in this post) and the front of another house (see photo below) to make up the Von Trapp family house.

•If the family had truly left via the route they took at the end of the movie, they would have ended up right at Eagle’s Nest, a high-level Nazi building.

•They added a doorbell to the convent so the kids could ring the bell when they were looking for Maria. The convent kept the doorbell after filming, until too many tourists visited and used the doorbell. Then they took it down to regain some peace and quiet.

Know Before You Go

•Although you reserve your spot for the tour ahead of time (via the website ) you don’t actually pay until after you’ve completed the tour. You should also note that cash is the preferred payment method.

•The tour lasts around 3.5 hours and you’ll bike about 8 miles over the course of the tour.

•You’ll cover more ground than a walking tour (because bikes travel faster!), and although you can’t cover as much ground as a bus tour, you are able to go to places that are more difficult to reach via bus.

•You don’t have to be an Olympic athlete to join the tour. My tour had an 8-year-old and a 68-year-old, so the tour really is for everyone.

•Tours run from April to October and for a couple of months in the summer they run twice a day. But it can rain a lot in the summer so be ready for the rain.

Literary Connections

While neither of these books are fiction, both are related to The Sound of Music so they are great reads before or after the bike tour. Julie Andrew’s Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years covers her time filming Sound of Music. The Story of the Trapp Family Singers tells the story of the family who inspired the movie.

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Salzburg: Austria’s ‘Sound of Music’ city hits notes, rain or shine

Austria’s fourth-largest city offers a storybook charm that makes simply walking the cozy streets of the Old Town an attraction in itself. Churches, castles, palaces and baroque architecture are all found in Salzburg’s historic center, a sight only beaten by its alpine setting and location on the Salzach River. 

Salzburg is known throughout the world as a city of music, and for good reason. The city is the birthplace of Mozart, a fact celebrated in museums, gift shops, tours and festivals throughout Salzburg. For me, the draw to Salzburg was in its connection to The Sound of Music, the 1965 film starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, and the family that inspired the Academy Award-winning picture.

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Each year, more than 300,000 people choose to visit Salzburg because of its ties to The Sound of Music, and I was no exception. My obsession with the film began when I was a child and continues to this day. 

The film tells the story of Maria, a young Austrian woman studying to become a nun in Salzburg in 1938. She is sent to the villa of a retired naval officer and widower to be governess to his seven children. Maria brings music back into the lives of the children and the captain and helps them cope with the loss of their homeland to the Nazis. Not only is Salzburg home to numerous filming locations, but it also includes landmarks of the actual von Trapp family.

It was day 10 of my 14-day European vacation. The weather so far had been perfect: not too hot, not too cold, with clear skies. On this particular day, I was exploring Salzburg, the city I had been most excited to see. A glance outside my hotel window made me stop in my tracks — rain, and lots of it. 

I had high expectations of my only full day in Salzburg, which was to begin with a 3½-hour Fräulein Maria’s Bicycle Tour. As the rain poured down outside my window, I zipped up my raincoat and headed to the meeting point near Mirabell Palace, to see if the “rain or shine” policy would really hold true.

Fräulein Maria’s Bicycle Tour

I arrived at the official tour meeting place completely soaked, but the rain didn’t seem to faze my tour guides or fellow riders. Ponchos were handed out and I was given a bicycle to call my own for the next three-plus hours. 

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I took comfort in the fact that Salzburg has been repeatedly named the “most bicycle-friendly city” in Austria. I’m no stranger to biking, but a new city and endless raindrops streaming down my glasses had me a little nervous. 

The tour took us to more than 20 locations related to the film and the real von Trapp family. 

These are a few of my favorite things

We began the tour by crossing the river into Old Town, via the Mozart Bridge. One of our first stops was Karajan Square and the “Horse Pond.” The pond was originally used as a place to wash the parade horses of the prince-archbishops. In the film, Maria and the children stop to splash in the fountain near the end of “My Favorite Things.” 

From there we rode — I mean pushed — our bikes up an incredibly steep pathway leading to Nonnberg Abbey, which is located above the city at the foot of Festungsberg Mountain. The convent is special in that is has both real-life and film significance. Maria von Kutschera (the real Maria) was a nun there and was later married there. Fans will recognize the site from the “How do you solve a problem like Maria?” scene and the escape scene at the end of the film. After going inside the church, we took a break to take in the breathtaking views of Salzburg and the alps. Even on a rainy day, the views were amazing.

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A descent and a short ride led us to Leopoldskron Palace and its pond, which now operates as a hotel. It was the setting for many of the film’s iconic outdoor scenes — like drinking pink lemonade on the terrace and when the captain heard his children sing for the first time.

Raindrops on roses

At this point in the tour I was soaked to the bone, so much so that my new pair of jeans was beginning to bleed blue dye. After we passed the palace, we rode along a path through a residential farming area. It was then when the weather almost got the best of me. As I pedaled along the dirt path and the raindrops raced down my lenses, my mind was running wild with disappointment. “Why am I putting myself through this?” Of course, I was comparing my experience with pictures I’d seen on the tour website, with smiling (and dry) faces, illuminated by sunlight. I selfishly thought: “How will these photos look on my Instagram feed?” 

Luckily, my mind snapped back pretty quickly. In the midst of feeling sorry for myself, I took a true inventory of my surroundings. I was following the path of one of my favorite characters, passing by sites I’d seen on screen hundreds of times. I was lucky to be here, rain or shine.

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I wrapped up my internal conflict just in time for our stop at Frohnburg Palace, which was used to portray the front of the Von Trapp Villa. Scenes shot there include Maria’s arrival and when the family attempted to escape the Nazis by pushing their car silently out of the gate. 

At the end of the path, we stopped at one of the most anticipated sites, The Gazebo, also known as The Sound of Music Pavilion. We spent about 20 minutes there, taking turns getting photographs with the iconic structure. I could practically hear “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” as I posed for my photo. 

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Before we knew it, we had left the countryside and were back in Old Town. We rode into Residence Square, or Residenzplatz, and parked our bikes so we could take a look around. In the film, Maria crosses the square while singing “I have Confidence.”

After buying a few souvenirs, we were back on our bikes. Our last stop was Mirabell Palace and Gardens, which are seen numerous times in the film. Maria and the children dance through the gardens, skip around the Pegasus Fountain, and jump up and down on the steps like the notes of a musical scale, all while singing “Do-Re-Mi.” 

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So long, farewell 

As luck would have it, the rain came to an end just as we parked our bikes back at the meeting point. Despite the rain, the tour was a great way to see the sights of Salzburg without the restrictions of parking a bus. For those wishing to hedge their bets on staying dry, a handful of The Sound of Music -themed bus tours are available throughout the city.

More to see

After returning to my hotel for a dry set of clothes, I explored more of the Old Town, including the Getreidegasse shopping street. There, I stumbled upon Sound of Music World, an exhibition that compares the fictional storyline of the film with the real von Trapp family story. The exhibition is a great stop for tourgoers to explore in small groups during free time.

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    Tour Infos. Fräulein Maria's Bicycle Tours starts in April and ends in October. We highly recommend to book in advance to secure a place on the tour. We can´t guarantee a spot without booking altough we try to keep spots left for show ups. Through June, July and August we also run late afternoon tours.

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    This tour of the highlights of Salzburg also doubles as a Sound of Music tour, because many of the Salzburg highlights overlap the movie. But this is a feature, which gives the bike tour an emotional lift due to the upbeat tenor of the movie. The bicycles were in excellent condition, and double-checked to make sure they fit each rider.

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    Our guide "Chilli" was entertaining, the 3.5 hours of cycling was not a problem at all and Chilli gave us a good mix of Salzburg city info plus Sound of Music all rolled into one neat package. The weather was great for cycling. We were playing the music from the movie from a bluetooth speaker in the cycle basket.

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    4 - Winkler Terrace. credit to Kat and Dan in a Van. The breathtaking Winkler Terrace sits high up on Monk's Hill overlooking the Old Town of Salzburg. This is where Maria and the children bring the 'Do Re Mi' song into Salzburg from the meadow as they begin to mix the order of the musical notes up for practice.

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    This approximately 6.5 hour tour is for Sound of Music and Trapp family fans who are comfortable riding bicycles for about 3.5 hours in total, with many relaxing stunningly beautiful stops along the multitude of nature bike paths around Salzburg to see in a relaxed manner. It is not difficult at all and the E-bikes are practically self propelled.

  19. The Original Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg

    The original The Sound of Music tour is the top choice for fans of the iconic musical, visiting all the most memorable filming locations from the movie. ... Classic Munich Bike Tour with Beer Garden stop. 570. Historical Tours. from . $43.59. per adult. Hallstatt and Salt Mines Small-Group Tour from Salzburg. 52. Historical Tours. from . $147.12.

  20. Salzburg Sound of Music Bicycle Tour

    Fitness level wasn't a problem for either of us, it seemed like biking skills were more needed then being physically fit.If the biking sounds too intimaditing try the original Sound of Music Tour by bus. Where to Stay in Salzburg. Altstadt Hotel Hofwirt Salzburg was one of our favorite hotels on our Austrian Itinerary. It is located in the ...

  21. Fräulein Maria's Sound of Music Bike Tour

    The Sound of Music Bike Tour. My friend was correct, this tour is a must-do! From the behind-the-scenes info shared, to the stunning Austrian countryside, to the entertaining and knowledgeable guides, I can not recommend this tour enough. As you bike along listening to the Sound of Music soundtrack, you can almost picture the Von Trapp children ...

  22. A Singalong 'Sound of Music' Bike Tour Through Salzburg

    In Austria's implausibly picturesque Salzburg, where 'The Sound of Music' was filmed, a movie-themed bike tour hits the key sights and all the right notes

  23. Salzburg Austria: Sound of Music bike tour

    Each year, more than 300,000 people choose to visit Salzburg, Austria, because of its ties to The Sound of Music. Groups can see the sights on a bike tour. Austria's fourth-largest city offers a storybook charm that makes simply walking the cozy streets of the Old Town an attraction in itself. Churches, castles, palaces and baroque ...

  24. The Original Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg 2024

    The tour guide was knowledgeable, entertaining and polite. He made the tour fun in many ways. Telling the true story of the Trapp Family Singers along with the facts and story of making the movie "The Sound of Music". The 4 hour tour was wonderful including some of the locations of where the movie was made.

  25. Paul McCartney

    Paul will bring his acclaimed 'Got Back' tour to South America and Europe later this year! Fulfilling his promise to 'get back', Paul will return to Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Peru and Mexico, then head to France, Spain and the UK. His first show of 2024 will take place on 1st October in Montevideo. PRE-SALE AND GENERAL SALE TIMINGS ARE STAGGERED BY SHOW Tuesday 1st October - Estadio ...