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Original Sound of Music Tour

1. Original Sound of Music Tour

On this half-day tour you'll relive scenes from one of the most popular movies of all time. Visit the locations used during the filming of The Sound of Music in Salzburg and its surrounding countryside. During the tour, you’ll also hear songs from the original soundtrack. Your knowledgeable English-speaking guide will show you the architectural and historical landmarks of the city and the picturesque Lake District. You’ll visit Leopoldskron Palace, a place whose exterior was used as the Trapp family home and where the children were seen boating on the lake and jumping into the water. Maria was a novice at Nonnberg Abbey, the oldest convent in German-speaking Europe, and your next stop. The St. Gilgen and Lake Wolfgang scenes shown at the beginning of the movie were actually filmed at Lake Fuschl, on the way to St. Gilgen, which you'll also see today. The wedding scene was filmed at Mondsee Cathedral, a buttery yellow-and-white edifice where you'll stop on the tour. Maria, led by Liesl, walked down the aisle to meet the baron in front of the stairs of the main altar. After dropping you off in Salzburg at the end of the tour you can visit Mirabell Gardens, located just opposite the tour terminal. Maria and the children were seen dancing through the Gardens singing Do-Re-Mi.

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Salzburg 2.5-Hour Walking Tour: Mozart, Old Town & More

2. Salzburg 2.5-Hour Walking Tour: Mozart, Old Town & More

Explore the heart of the city of Salzburg. Starting at Palace Mirabell, you will explore the sights here. The palace was built under the reign of the famous baroque prince Archbishop Wolf Dietrich von Reitenau for his mistress Salome Alt and their 15 children. At the Makartplatz, next to the Palace Mirabell, you will see the Mozart Residence. You will explore the New Town and this side of the river before crossing the bridge “Makartsteg” to arrive at the Old Town of Salzburg. While here we will get to Salzburg’s most famous street, the Getreidegasse, which is especially renowned for its wrought iron trade signs and Mozart’s Birthplace. Stroll through Salzburg’s Old Town to admire its historical buildings, such as the medieval apartments and churches that were built from the Middle Ages to the baroque time, and conclude the tour with a panoramic view from Mönchsberg Hill with a free guide (optional).

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Salzburg: The Original Sound of Music Tour

3. Salzburg: The Original Sound of Music Tour

Discover the hills that have been alive to the Sound of Music since 1967. This 4-hour tour of the famous movie’s locations whisks you around the historical city of Salzburg, then departs for the breathtaking mountainous landscape of Salzkammergut. Traveling with, Albus, the company involved with the original filming, you will be guided around The Mirabell Gardens – where the famous “Do-Re-Mi” singing scene took place – and the 17th-Century Hellbrunn Palace, where Rolf and Liesl sang "16 going on 17," and Maria and the Baron sang “Something Good.” Heading for the mountainous landscape of Salzkammergut, you will stop off at the idyllic Palace of Leopoldskron, the Benedictine monastery of Nonnberg Abbey, Lake Wolfgang, and the cloister church in Mondsee, where Maria walked down the aisle to meet the Baron at the altar. As well as providing a glimpse into a timeless movie, the tour also takes in many other local pieces of history and culture along the way.

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Combo Ticket: Grand City Tour and 24-Hour Salzburg Card

4. Combo Ticket: Grand City Tour and 24-Hour Salzburg Card

For centuries, Prince Archbishops represented the worldly and clerical power of this independent principality. Impressive monuments still bear witness to their rein. Renowned architects and artists worked through the centuries to create architectural masterpieces. Get to know Salzburg with it's Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque elements. After the informative 1.5-hour extended bus tour throughout Salzburg, use the included Salzburg 24h Card with free admission to all the major city sights (for example: Salzburg Cathedral, Fortress Hohensalzburg, Mirabell Palace, Getreidegasse or Mozarts Birth House) and free public bus transportation within the city limits to experience all the city has to offer. You can also ride the funicular up to explore one of the oldest fortresses in Europe - Fortress Hohensalzburg. Tip: All participants on this tour will have the opportunity to visit the famous Hellbrunn Water Trick Fountains (open April till October) right after the tour. The bus ride back to Salzburg is included with the Salzburg Card. The Salzburg Card also includes the Fortress Hohensalzburg – a free ride on the funicular, entrance fee, as well as access to all museums.

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Salzburg: City Tour and Mozart's Residence

5. Salzburg: City Tour and Mozart's Residence

The tour starts at Mirabell Palace, which was built by Archbishop Wolf Dietrich in 1606 and now houses the city's government. The next stop on the tour is Mozarteum (university for music, drama, and fine arts) and the Salzburg Marionette Theatre. You will then see the State Theatre and Mozart’s Residence at Makartplatz. Here you will also see the Church of the Holy Trinity, a Baroque masterpiece built by the architect Fischer von Erlach. After crossing the Salzach River, the tour takes you past the courthouse to Hellbrunn Palace, where you will make a short stop. The palace was built by the court architect Santino Solari in the early 17th century and served as a popular weekend destination for prince archbishops. On the way back to the city center you can admire Frohnburg Palace and Nonnberg Abbey, the oldest existing convent in the German-speaking world. The tour then takes you back to the old town through Siegmundstor. Here you will see the Festival Halls, the Horse Pond, and St. Blasius Church before ending the tour at Mozartplatz.

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Salzburg: Self-Guided Audio Tour

6. Salzburg: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Visit a magnificent cathedral, two splendid palaces, the birthplaces of two famous geniuses, and a beautiful fountain, a location from the film The Sound of Music. Immerse yourself in the magic of the world-famous City of Mozart. Download an Mp3 audio guide combined with a map detailing the area of your tour then set off and explore the city of Salzburg. Visit the location of Mozart's birthplace, visit Mirabell Palace, Great Festival Hall, Golden Lane, and more, as you relax on a self-paced tour. Admire the Baroque architecture as well as one of the best-preserved city centers north of the Alps.

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Salzburg: Horse & Carriage Ride with Austrian Delicacies

7. Salzburg: Horse & Carriage Ride with Austrian Delicacies

Enjoy typical Austrian delicacies of the famous Hotel Goldener Hirsch, during your nostalgic ride through the beautiful city. Listen as your coachman will tell you exciting and unknown stories of Salzburg's history and sights. The carriage is comfortable, wind and weatherproof, and offers four spaces with a table for you to relax on your journey.  Relax on the drive with a clean, emission-free, and quiet mode of transport. On your ride, pass by the most important sights of Salzburg's old town such as Residenzplatz, Kapitelplatz, Domplatz, and Franziskanergasse. See Mozart's house as you gently move through the city. Try traditional Austrian cuisine on this enchanting experience, experience a slower more traditional pace of life for 40 minutes as you see and taste Austria.

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Salzburg: 1-Hour Panorama City Tour with Boat Trip

8. Salzburg: 1-Hour Panorama City Tour with Boat Trip

Experience Salzburg and its historic sights in just an hour and discover more about the tradition, history, and culture of the city of Mozart. This impressive short tour runs from Mirabellplatz (Mirabell Square) in the Andräviertel (Andrä Quarter) and on over the Staatsbrücke (State Bridge). View the Baroque old town that was marked as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. After this, the tour will head to Schloss Leopoldskron (Leopoldskron Palace) and back. After a short break, guests will get to change their perspectives and see Salzburg from a boat. Relax on the boat and enjoy the 40-minute trip along the Salzach River, which, with a length of 225km, is the longest and largest tributary of the Inn River. Marvel at Salzburg's beauty from a completely different angle and enjoy relaxing on the river!

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Salzburg: Small-Group Day Trip from Vienna

9. Salzburg: Small-Group Day Trip from Vienna

See the sights of Salzburg on a full-day tour from Vienna, with optional drop off for those who want to stay the night. Traveling in small groups of no more than 8 people, the intimate tour will take you through the breathtaking scenery of the Vienna Woods, with the peaks of the Alps in the distance, and on to the stunning Austrian lake district. Stop by picture-postcard Lake Attersee and visit the charming alpine village of St. Gilgen at lake Wolfgangsee, a famous location in the hit movie "The Sound of Music." Upon arrival in Salzburg, discover Salzburg's UNESCO-listed Old Town with your guide on a leisurely walking tour. Hear intriguing stories about the city's famous inhabitants as you pass Mozart's birthplace, the colorful gardens of Mirabell Palace, the cemetery of the Abbey of St. Peter, Salzburg Cathedral, and the Archbishop’s Palace. Spend the afternoon in Salzburg with plenty of free time to purchase lunch and wander Mozart town on your own before making the journey back to Vienna with your driver.

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Austrian Lakes and Salzburg Private Tour from Vienna

10. Austrian Lakes and Salzburg Private Tour from Vienna

Whether you are a fan of Mozart, the Original Sound of Music or Austrian nature, this tour is perfect for you. Pick your departure time and relax in a private air-conditioned vehicle while you are passing through beautiful Austrian landscapes. Before reaching the Austrian Lakes District, admire beautiful sceneries of Vienna Woods and Alps. Explore Lakeside Town St. Gilgen and make unforgettable photos at Lake Attersee. In Salzburg, visit the UNESCO-protected Old Town. Along the way, you will see famous landmarks such as the Cathedral, Mozarteum and St Peter's Cemetery, where the Von Trapp family sought refuge in the 1960 musical. As you wander the cobbled Getreidegasse shopping street, the house of Salzburg's most famous resident will appear, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In the Mirabell Palace and its gardens experience the backdrop of the famous "Do Re Mi“ scene in The Sound of Music before taking in the views up to the Hohensalzburg, the imposing fortress looming over the city. Enjoy free time for lunch, shopping, and discovering the city. Once you finish exploring Salzburg, the departure back to Vienna will drop you back to your accommodation as per request.

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What people are saying about Mirabell Palace

it was like a private bus tour. going through downtown salzburg, but also to two nearby castles you can`t get to on foot, with interesting historical background. the mozart birthplace doesn`t have much to see, but it was worth visiting to better understand salzburg`s musical roots

I highly recommend this tour our tour guide Bridgette was excellent always giving us so many real family stories plus the movie stories. I had a super great afternoon. So relaxing.

its just super awsome, amazing ride with songs from the movie the locations where they filmed sound of music, totally recomended

Brilliant afternoon. Glorious scenery and very informative tour guide. Lots of facts you may not otherwise know

A little more expensive than other providers but great.