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Basilika Mondsee
Mondsee Hideaway

The history and original filming locations of a world hit

The Sound of Music

It is the most successful American film musical and it was filmed in Salzburg and Mondsee. “The Sound of Music,” directed by Robert Wise, was shown in cinemas exactly 50 years ago and became a worldwide success. This year, “The Sound of Music” is celebrating its 50th anniversary and we are celebrating with them. Come with us to the original filming locations in Salzburger Land and immerse yourself in the world of the Trapp family, whose life is inextricably linked to the city of Salzburg.

A huge success - known throughout the world

Every year, around 300,000 people visit the film locations from the film “The Sound of Music.”  The film was shot in 1964 after the huge success of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical in 1959. Both the musical and the film are based on the book, "The Story of the Trapp Family Singers" by Maria Trapp. The dramatic life of the novice Maria von Trapp and her singing family became a worldwide success due to the screen adaptation in 1965, with Julie Andrews playing the lead role. The songs from the film "The Sound of Music" are famous the world over.

Come with us on the “Sound of Music film tour”

The tour starts at Mirabell gardens in Salzburg and takes you further to Castle Leopoldskron, Castle Hellbrunn and then to the Nonnberg monastery. From there the tour carries on into the Salzburger lake regions to St.Gilgen and finally to Mondsee. The guided and original ”Sound of Music Tour“ from Salzburg Panorama Tours chauffeurs you to the original filming locations in and around Salzburg and shows you the places where “The Sound of Music"  was filmed. Listen to the interesting anecdotes from the guides and delight in the best know-how about the life of the Trapp family. The original Sound of Music tour is only available in English and is carried out by your own personal guide live!

The route of the “Sound of Music Film tour”


Mirabell gardens

this is where the legendary “Do-Re-Mi” was filmed


Castle Leopoldskron

we stop by the lake, where the boat scene was filmed


Hellbrunn gardens

here is the summer house where Maria and the Baron von Trapp kissed


Nonnberg Monastery

this is where the “real” Maria and the Baron von Trapp said the “yes” word


Salzburg lake region

St.Gilgen - picnic scenes on the Fuschlsee and Wolfgangsee lakes



in the Mondsee basilica, Maria and the Baron von Trapp were married

All information about the Sound of Music film tour at a glance

Departure time
Starting point
Tour costs
Departure timeDaily 9.15am and 2pm, Tour duration: approx 4 hours
Starting pointPanorama Tours bus terminal Mirabellplatz Hubert-Sattler-Gasse 1, 5020 Salzburg
Tour costsAdults: €42
Children 4-12 years of age: €21
Children 0-4 years of age: free of charge

Would you also like to be a part of the legendary film musical “The Sound of Music” and take part in the film tour to the original filming locations in Salzburger Land? Then visit us at the reception of the Iris Porsche Hotel & Restaurant. We will be more than happy to help you with the planning of your personal Sound of Music film tour.

Our team will be more than happy to offer any help and advice and answer any possible questions which you may have. Contact us now, send us a non-binding enquiry or book your room online.