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Original-the Hills Are Alive Tour

Original-the Hills Are Alive Tour Packages
Country: Austria
City: Salzburg
Duration: 8 Hour(s) - 0 Minute(s)
Tour Category: Full Day Tours

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Enjoy a full-day tour from Salzburg to the sights where the movie sound of Music was filmed:

See the original picnic field with the fortress of Werfen in the background.

See the city of Salzburg form the van/car and see the palace of Leopoldskron (used as the back of the house in the movie Sound of Music), see the palace of Hellbrunn (the Gazebo), the original von Trapp family villa,

The area of Salzburg from the top of a mountain (on clear days).

The lake district area (Fuschl, Wolfgang lake, the Mondsee)

The church of Mondsee where the wedding scene was filmed.

More About Salzburg:

Capital of the province of the same name, Salzburg, in northwest Austria, is one of Europe's most beautiful cities, both for its architecture and for its magnificent setting. This picturesque city stretches along both banks of the River Salzach as it emerges from the Salzburg Alps into lower land dominated by the 1,853-meter Untersberg.

The romantic Old Town is a compact neighborhood of narrow medieval streets and arcaded courtyards that are fun to explore. So, too, are the spacious squares of the residential area between the Neutor and the Neugebäude districts.

Salzburg enjoys special fame in the world of music as the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. This rich musical heritage is reflected in attractions such as the museum in his family home, various festivals showcasing his music, and even the melodies that ring out daily on the glockenspiel. Several of Salzburg's attractions were filming sites for The Sound of Music, and these are a particular draw for tourists.

Salzburg is dominated by the picturesque Fortress Hohensalzburg (Festung Hohensalzburg,), situated on the southeastern summit of the Mönchsberg. The original castle was built in 1077, and much of what's seen today dates from the early 1500s. You can reach the castle by a pleasant 20-minute walk from the Old Town center or via a funicular railway from Festungsgasse.

Salzburg has long been famous for its music festivals, as shown by the city's many historic theaters and concert halls. Collectively known as the Festival Theaters (Festspielhäuser), these buildings consist of the large Festspielhau; the smaller Haus für Mozart, between which is a foyer with fine frescoes; and the Karl-Böhm Hall, used for exhibitions and receptions.

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