Private Tours & Transfers

Sound of Music - Private Half-Day Tour

Nonnberg Abbey © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH
Sound of Music shooting - Christopher Plummer and children © Erich Lessing und Leica Galerie Salzburg
Spring at lake Wolfgang - St. Gilgen © WTG
Sound of Music shooting © Erich Lessing und Leica Galerie Salzburg
Sound of Music shooting - Julie Andrews © Erich Lessing und Leica Galerie Salzburg
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Come and join us on this wonderful private tour with breath-taking views!


See the picturesque World Heritage City of Salzburg as well as the beautiful landscapes where the opening scenes of the movie The Sound of Musicwere filmed!


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 a Sound of Music film location in 1964. And it was Salzburg Panorama Tours taking the Sound of Music film crew to the various locations where the famous movie was filmed – so get all the inside stories and anecdotes first-hand


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.


So follow the traces of the Trapp family and take a tour through Salzburg and its surroundings. Visit all of the original film settings and learn more about the historical and architectural landmarks of Salzburg as well as the Lake District.



Mirabell Garden

See the beautiful Mirabell Gardens where the song "Do-Re-Mi" was filmed. After or before joining the tour, we recommend seeing the gardens on your own exploring the Pegasus Fountain as well as the Do-Re-Mi steps.


Leopoldskron Castle

Enjoy the spectacular view during a photo stop at Lake Leopoldskron mirroring the palace, where the famous boating scene was filmed. From there you will see the Captain´s backyard and private palace gardens.


Hellbrunn Garden - Gazebo

Remember the song "16 going on 17" scene as well as the kissing scene of Maria and Baron von Trapp? Visit the original gazebo rebuilt especially for all movie fans in the gardens of Hellbrunn Palace. 


Nonnberg Abbey

You will pass by the Nonnberg Abbey which is still an active women’s convent nowadays. In this convent the "real" Maria was a novice and also got married to Baron von Trapp. The Abbey does not allow visits within its walls, but you are most welcomed to walk up to the front gate of their Gothic Church or to visit a church service after our tour.


Salzburg Lake District Area 

After touring the film-locations within the town of Salzburg, you will drive to the Lake District, passing Lake Fuschl and Lake Wolfgang, where panorama shots and scenes of the picnic were filmed. Enjoy the wonderful view down on to St. Gilgen and Lake Wolfgang at the photo stop!


Mondsee - Wedding Chapel

In Mondsee you see the famous church, where the wedding of Maria and Baron von Trapp was filmed in the movie The Sound of Music. Afterwards there will be some time to explore this little picturesque town on your own.

Important information:

Duration:4 Hours

Please notice:

You want an individual departure time or have questions concerning the program or bigger groups? Then get in contact with Giulia Fontana via e-mail or telephone +43 662 / 88 32 11-23.

We operate our tours either in a minivan (up to 8 passengers) or Mercedes limousine (up to 3 passengers) and are happy to arrange your private tour according to personal interests and individual needs.

Entrance fees, food & baverages are not included and must be paid onsite.

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