10 Places Every ‘Sound of Music’ Fan Must Visit at Least Once

10 Places Every ‘Sound of Music’ Fan Must Visit at Least Once

The overwhelming success of Robert Wise’s 1965 movie masterpiece has given form to a whole new breed of movie fans. Those who love the film know every lyric, dance step and subtle nuance of humor delivered by the films’ stars and have no qualms planning an entire family vacation around the story’s points of interest. For those looking to upgrade their Sound of Music fan game, here are 10 places in Salzburg to visit on your next Austrian vacation.

10. Mirabell Palace and Gardens

You Sound of Music fans will recognize this as the place where Maria and the children sang the ending of “Do-Re-Mi”, but there’s so much more to do here than just re-create the iconic musical number. Steeped in history dating back to the 1600s, the building is home to the famed Marble Hall, once a concert venue for Leopold Mozart and his children and now a highly sought after special events venue. The premises also currently house the Salzburg Mayoral and Municipal Council offices, as well as maintain the renowned Mirabell Garden grounds. Access to both the gardens and the Marble Hall are free of charge, so here you can put your wallets away, hum the tune of the iconic song and bask in the history and beauty that surrounds you.

Mirabell Palace and Gardens, Austria

9. Schloss Leopoldskron

Now a hotel, which you can stay at for the bargain price of $350 USD per night, this palace is a must-see for anyone visiting Salzburg. For lovers of the film, the hotel’s lakeside grounds are the location of all of the waterside scenes of the Von Trapp residence, including Maria’s extremely memorable verbal smack-down with the Captain. The intricate architecture and décor of the building are also worth checking out, particularly the Venetian Room, which is the inspiration for the gilded ballroom in the film.

Schloss Leopoldskron, Austria
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