The Sound of Music

Hardly any other film has moved as many people as “The Sound of Music”. The film is still popular for generations and is shown again and again around the world. So it's no wonder that visitors continue to flock to Salzburg to see the original locations. You can find detailed information about “The Sound of Music” on the official Salzburg website

All information about "The Sound of Music" in Salzburg

The Trapp family

The film "The Sound of Music" is based on the true story of the Trapp family. Maria von Kutschera was a candidate for the novitiate in the Benedictine monastery Nonnberg in Salzburg. But fate had different plans for her and so an abbess sent Maria to the widower Baron Georg Ritter von Trapp. There she should look after the seven children. The two soon married and, as the baron's wife, Maria founded a family choir in the early 30s with which she gave numerous concerts. The annexation of Austria to Germany in 1938 forced the family to flee. In the USA the family starts a new life on a farm. Over time, they expand the farm into the Trapp Family Lodge.

The locations of "The Sound of Music"

Many of the famous filming locations are located directly in the city of Salzburg. Other scenes were shot just outside the city, such as in Anif Castle, Hohenwerfen Castle, on Mondsee, in Fuschl, St. Gilgen or St. Wolfgang. If you want to walk in the footsteps of "The Sound of Music" in Salzburg, then you should take a closer look at these locations:

  • Benedictine monastery Nonnberg
  • Mirabell Gardens and Mirabell Palace
  • Residenzplatz and Residenzbrunnen
  • Rock riding school
  • Castle Leopoldskron
  • The Sound of Music Pavilion
  • Frohnburg Castle

More about the locations of "The Sound of Music"


"The Sound of Music" tour

You can take a bus tour through the city of Salzburg. Some of the locations of "The Sound of Music" will be visited. During the tour you will not only see the locations but also learn interesting stories about the cult film "The Sound of Music". The complete tour takes about 4 hours.

To the "The Sound of Music" tour