Sound of Music, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars ...
Sound of Music, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars ... iconic movies have launched a new era of tourism, one where fans make pop culture pilgrimages to walk in the footsteps of fictional characters at the very destinations where the most famous scenes were filmed.
USA Today10Best asked a panel of movie and TV tourism experts to nominate 20 destinations where movies and TV shows play a major role in the tourist scene, then they turned it over to USA TODAY 10Best readers to pick their favourites.
Salzburg is number 4 Best cinematic Destination
This year people from around the globe will be heading to beautiful Salzburg to participate in the festivities of the 50th anniversary of the classic film The Sound of Music. Travellers to the Austrian city can visit with Panoramatours “Original Sound of Music Tour” many of the film's iconic locations, including the Benedictine Convent on Nonnberg where the nuns sang about the many problems of "Maria," Mirabell Gardens where Maria and the von Trapp children coo "Do-Re-Mi," the Leopoldskron Palace which doubled as the von Trapp residence and the Sound of Music Pavilion at Hellbrunn Palace, where the song "I am 16 going on 17" was shot.
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