The enchanted filming locations of "The Sound of Music" in Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg and its surroundings are the filming locations for one of the most successful Hollywood movies of all time, "The Sound of Music," which is based on the true story of the von Trapp family in Salzburg. After its premiere in 1965, the movie's rich culture, magnificent Baroque architecture, and beautiful natural scenery in and around Salzburg made it an overnight sensation, attracting thousands of foreign tourists. Currently, there are several tour companies in Salzburg that offer "The Sound of Music" tours. One of the main reasons for the movie's huge success is that it is based on the true story of the von Trapp family, an Austrian nobility. In 1938, the von Trapp family fled to the United States and settled in Stowe, Vermont in 1941. They bought a large farm and turned it into a Salzburg-style farmhouse, which later developed into a luxury hotel and apartment residence.

The luxurious Archbishop's Residence, located next to Salzburg Cathedral, was built by Archbishop Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau in the 16th century. It is the most historically valuable building in the old town and is now owned by the State Government of Salzburg. The Residence Square features a 15-meter high Residence Fountain, the largest Baroque fountain outside of Italy, built between 1658 and 1661 using marble from the nearby Untersberg mountain. In the movie "The Sound of Music," Maria leaves the Nonnberg Abbey and sings "I Have Confidence" while passing through the Residence Square en route to the von Trapp Villa.
The building, known as Mirabell Palace, was once a white building. It was built by Archbishop Wolf Dietrich for his mistress. In that feudal and closed era, it took courage for an Archbishop to make such a sensational decision for his woman. Should we say that he had the courage to pay for love, or was he simply arrogant and unruly! After his resignation, in order to cover up this ignoble period, it was renamed Mirabell. It is also one of the filming locations for the movie "The Sound of Music".
Nonnberg Abbey is located on a hill to the east of Salzburg Castle. In the movie "The Sound of Music", Maria appears for the first time in this abbey. It is a Benedictine monastery founded in 714 and is the oldest women's monastery in the German-speaking world.
Hellbrunn Palace is a summer palace planned by Bishop Markus Sittikus in 1612. The garden here is pleasant and it is a favorite place for locals to walk and exercise. The children's playground on a flat ground in a corner of the garden is a paradise for children and childish adults. There is also a traditional Christmas market here. Before Christmas, on the small path in front of the palace, you can enjoy various Austrian traditional snacks, drink Punsch, and look for various small objects, accompanied by the special atmosphere here. Inside the main palace, there is also a special indoor market, which has large iron-ceramic products for the garden, Christmas tree decorations, and small crafts. With a wide variety and enthusiastic vendors, it is definitely not to be missed.
Hohenwerfen Castle is located in the town of Werfen in the state of Salzburg, Austria. It is situated in the Salzach River Valley, 40 kilometers away from Salzburg. The castle, along with the Salzburg Fortress, is known as the "sister castles" and has a history that dates back to the 11th century. Hohenwerfen Castle is surrounded by mountains, making it strategically advantageous and difficult to attack during times of war. Visitors can enjoy panoramic views of the castle's surroundings, including the towering green mountains, clear blue skies, and the little houses below, from a 360-degree perspective when they climb up to the castle.
The scene in the movie where Captain von Trapp sings "Edelweiss" as the von Trapp family bids farewell.

Salzburg Peter's Cemetery

The cemetery contains many famous figures from Salzburg, including Nannerl Mozart (Mozart's sister), Michael Haydn (musician Haydn's brother), Karajan's teacher, and the cathedral architect Santino Solari, among others. The cemetery was also featured in the film "The Sound of Music," where the von Trapp family hid behind the tombstones to evade capture.

Leopold's examination palace

The Baron's villa in the film faces the lake. Leopoldskron Palace (also known as Le Palace) and its pond were used to depict the rear of the Trapp villa. The Venetian Room, with its golden decorations and mirrors, provided inspiration for the banquet hall in the movie and now serves as a venue for weddings and receptions.

The Sound of Music glass house

Today located in the Palace of Versailles, the Glass House featured in the film. One of the most famous and romantic scenes in the movie.

Lotus Palace Castle

The courtyards and main gate of the palace were used as backgrounds and are also very distinctive in "The Sound of Music".