Sound of Music Original Tour
Join us as we embark for the all singing and dancing Sound of Music Original Tour. Featuring locations caught on camera from the movie, this is the ultimate tour for any fan of the Sound of Music.
Once we set out on the tour guests will visit Salzburg and learn about the Lake District to witness the places where the award-winning musical was brought to the big screen in the unforgettable sixties era. Groups will be accompanied by a private tour guide who will be on-hand to give detailed information on the architectural locations and where they were featured across the original movie.
You might even like to get involved by singing along while the original soundtrack is played during the tour!
Prices from €45
Basilika St. Michael, Mondsee
Sound of Music Original Tour itinerary
The Sound of Music Original Tour will begin as soon as groups are aligned with their private tour guide, at which point we’ll embark for the very first filming location. We first visit the area that viewers will recognise as the place where the Trapp Family lived during the movie, the real-life setting is, in fact, at Salzburg’s Leopoldskron Palace. While at this first location (and the others that follow), guests are encouraged to make the most of the breathtaking photo opportunities available to remember their visit. The Sound of Music soundtrack is available to listen to while enjoying the tour, and singing along is often encouraged should guests want to!
The next spot we visit is where a lot of the magic from the movie came to life at Hellbrunn Palace. This location is where some of the leading singing scenes took place in the film, and it was here that the moment was captured with Julie Andrews singing ‘My Favourite Things’.
Fans will undoubtedly recall the heartfelt scene where Maria and Baron von Trapp shared their very first kiss, and our next point of the tour visits the Gazebo (now placed in Hellbrunn) where this iconic moment took place in the movie.
The Sound of Music enthusiasts can enjoy the stunning views of Nonnberg Convent next, which is recognised as being the place where Maria started out as a novice.
No viewer of the movie could ever forget the marriage of Baron and Maria, and as part of the tour, we will visit the wonderous Church Mondsee where the stars are wed in the movie.
Our final stop of the tour concludes (this may occur at the start of the tour instead), we visit the spot where Maria and the children danced together in the movie at the unforgettable Mirabell Garden and Pegasus Fountain.
At this point, you might like to ask your private tour guide any questions you may have forgotten to ask during the tour. You can, of course, ask questions as we progress through the tour at any point as well.
The history of the Sound of Music
The enormous success of The Sound of Music Broadway Musical by Rodgers & Hammerstein premiering in 1959 caused film director Robert Wise and 250 crew members to turn Salzburg and its surroundings into Sound of Music film location in 1964. And it was Salzburg Panorama Tours taking the Sound of Music film crew to the various places where the famous movie was filmed.
Right after release, the film became a tremendous success, awarded with 5 Oscars becoming the highest-grossing movie ever and reaching cult status over the years. Both musical and film are based on the “The Story of the Trapp Family Singers” written by Maria von Trapp in 1949.