The Sound of Music Tours

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Guided Tours
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Original Sound Of Music Tour From Salzburg

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€60
Free cancellation

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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4 hr.
Transfers included
  • Do not miss out on this iconic tour of the picturesque World Heritage City of Salzburg: the original shooting location for the much-adored movie from the '60s: The Sound of Music.
  • The Austrian city of Salzburg has much to explore: you'll also find out about its historical and architectural landmarks on this tour.
  • You'll see the Mirabell Gardens, the Pegasus Fountain, Nonnberg Abbey, Leopoldskron Palace, the Salzburg Lake District, Hellbrunn Palace, church in Mondsee, and more.
  • Walk in the footsteps of the Trapp family alongside your expert tour guide, who will share intriguing intel about the characters, shooting locations, and more.
  • Picture the undisputed Julie Andrews work her magic among the hills as you pass along iconic shooting locations within the film.
  • Direct all your burning questions about the musical, the characters, the Trapp family, or the film locations at your professional tour guide.
  • All the while, enjoy the original soundtrack of the musical and sing along to your favorite musical numbers.
  • Do not miss out on this iconic tour of the picturesque World Heritage City of Salzburg: the original shooting location for the much-adored movie from the '60s: The Sound of Music.
  • The Austrian city of Salzburg has much to explore: you'll also find out about its historical and architectural landmarks on this tour.
  • You'll see the Mirabell Gardens, the Pegasus Fountain, Nonnberg Abbey, Leopoldskron Palace, the Salzburg Lake District, Hellbrunn Palace, church in Mondsee, and more.
  • Walk in the footsteps of the Trapp family alongside your expert tour guide, who will share intriguing intel about the characters, shooting locations, and more.
  • Picture the undisputed Julie Andrews work her magic among the hills as you pass along iconic shooting locations within the film.
  • Direct all your burning questions about the musical, the characters, the Trapp family, or the film locations at your professional tour guide.
  • All the while, enjoy the original soundtrack of the musical and sing along to your favorite musical numbers.

Inclusions

  • Expert tour guide
  • Transfers on AC vehicle

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

This tour is available in two languages:

  • English-Guided Tour
  • German-Guided Tour
  • Infants aged 3yrs and below go free. Children aged 4-12yrs enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID).
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Guided Tours
4.4(1.6K)

Salzburg Super-Saver Combo: Original Sound Of Music & Salt Mines Tour

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€120
Free cancellation

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Instant confirmation
Mobile ticket
8 hr.
Transfers included
  • Book yourself this 2-in-1 combo tour in Salzburg that takes you to two of its must-visit attractions in a convenient and wallet-friendly fashion.
  • You'll be taken to the stunning salt mine of Berchtesgaden in the morning, and the original filming locations of “The Sound of Music” in the afternoon.
  • Throw on protective clothing and board the mine train through the 500-year-old salt mine that promises an intriguing tour through the underground world.
  • Venture through the Alpenstrasse, the Königseeache, and the Obersalzberg, passing by the salt room and the Salt Cathedral, and enjoying a raft ride across the Mirror Lake.
  • You'll get whisked away on a guided walking tour, with an English-speaking guide, through the original filming locations of the much-adored '60s film, The Sound of Music next!
  • Walk in the footsteps of the Trapp family and listen to funny anecdotes shared by your guide as you pass along iconic filming locations.
  • You'll see the Mirabell Gardens (with the Pegasus Fountain), Nonnberg Abbey, Leopoldskron Palace, the Salzburg Lake District, Hellbrunn Palace with the gazebo, and the church in Mondsee (where Baron von Trapp and Maria got married)!
  • Book yourself this 2-in-1 combo tour in Salzburg that takes you to two of its must-visit attractions in a convenient and wallet-friendly fashion.
  • You'll be taken to the stunning salt mine of Berchtesgaden in the morning, and the original filming locations of “The Sound of Music” in the afternoon.
  • Throw on protective clothing and board the mine train through the 500-year-old salt mine that promises an intriguing tour through the underground world.
  • Venture through the Alpenstrasse, the Königseeache, and the Obersalzberg, passing by the salt room and the Salt Cathedral, and enjoying a raft ride across the Mirror Lake.
  • You'll get whisked away on a guided walking tour, with an English-speaking guide, through the original filming locations of the much-adored '60s film, The Sound of Music next!
  • Walk in the footsteps of the Trapp family and listen to funny anecdotes shared by your guide as you pass along iconic filming locations.
  • You'll see the Mirabell Gardens (with the Pegasus Fountain), Nonnberg Abbey, Leopoldskron Palace, the Salzburg Lake District, Hellbrunn Palace with the gazebo, and the church in Mondsee (where Baron von Trapp and Maria got married)!

Inclusions

  • Entrance to the Salt Mines
  • Expert English-speaking tour guide
  • Transfers on AC vehicle

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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The Sound of Music Salzburg tours | Following the footsteps of the Von Trapps 

Relive the magic of The Sound of Music on an unforgettable tour of Salzburg in Austria. Sing along to iconic tunes at the Mirabell Gardens, gaze at the Trapp family's movie home, Schloss Leopoldskron, and stand where Maria twirled in the gazebo with Captain von Trapp. If you choose guided tours, an expert guide will share interesting insights about the real Trapp family and Salzburg’s rich history.

Why book Sound of Music Salzburg tours?

Schloss Leopoldskron, Salzburg
  • Beyond Hollywood: The Sound of Music tour does not just take you to this movie’s shooting locations but also allows you to explore Salzburg's rich history and architectural gems, that captivated filmmakers and birthed the real-life von Trapps.
  • Historical significance: Uncover the true story behind the Trapp Family Singers, their escape from Nazi Austria, and how their real-life struggles resonate with the movie's themes.
  • Gazebo twirls to mountain vistas: Hike through rolling hills where the opening chase unfolded, stand in the pavilion where love blossomed, and soak in the breathtaking landscapes that inspired Rodgers and Hammerstein on this tour. 
  • Sing-along tour: Belt "Do-Re-Mi" at Mirabell Gardens, hum "Edelweiss" by Mondsee Lake, and let the iconic melodies guide you through the city, each note bringing the movie and history to life, making your Austrian adventure truly unforgettable.

Which Sound of Music Salzburg tour should I buy?

Mirabell garden, Sound of Music Salzburg tour

If you are on a budget:

Go for: Combo tours
Duration: 4 to 8 hours, depending on the tour you choose
Guide: Expert English-speaking tour guide

  • The Sound of Music tour includes the Mirabell Palace, the Pegasus Fountain, Nonnberg Abbey, the Salzburg Lake District, Leopoldskron Palace, Hellbrunn Palace, and more. 
  • With a one-time purchase of the super-saver combo Sound of Music tour, you can visit the iconic salt mines of Berchtesgaden in the morning, and the original filming location of the Sound of Music in the afternoon. 

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If you do not have much time:

Go for: Guided tours
Duration: 4 hours
Guide: Expert English-speaking tour guide

  • If you do not have the whole day, you can choose the original Sound of Music tour to see the movie’s iconic locations in the city of Salzburg. Your tour guide will share interesting anecdotes and tidbits about the Trapp family. 
  • This Sound of Music tour also allows you to visit the Mirabell Gardens, the Pegasus Fountain, Nonnberg Abbey, Leopoldskron Palace, Hellbrunn Palace, the Salzburg Lake District, and more. 

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If you want to explore beyond:

Go for: Super-saver combo tours

Duration: 8 hours
Guide: Expert English-speaking tour guide

  • With this super-saver combo, you can visit the famous salt mines of Berchtesgaden in the morning, and tour the iconic locations of the Sound of Music movie in the afternoon. 
  • An expert tour guide will accompany you on this tour and share interesting facts about the shooting locations, the characters, and take you through the history of the Berchtesgaden salt mines. 

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Sound of Music Salzburg tours highlights

Waltz at the Mirabell Gardens on your Sound of Music Salzburg tour
Gaze at Schloss Leopoldskron on your Sound of Music Salzburg tour

Gaze at Schloss Leopoldskron

Visit the Trapp family home perched on a lake, envisioning Maria's arrival by boat, and soaking in the serene beauty that captivated filmmakers and inspired 'The Hills Are Alive.'

Sing at Hellbrunn Palace on your Sound of Music Salzburg tour

Sing at Hellbrunn Palace

You can sing iconic notes from the movie in the Hellbrunn Palace gazebo where Liesl and Rolf had shared a stolen kiss, a scene brought to life with palace trick fountains and playful chimes.

Sail Mondsee's Wedding Waters on your Sound of Music Salzburg tour

Sail Mondsee's Wedding Waters

Cruise the sparkling lake where Maria and the Captain tied the knot, picturing the fairytale ceremony and basking in the stunning backdrop that made movie audiences swoon.

Contemplate at Nonnberg Abbey on your Sound of Music Salzburg tour

Contemplate at Nonnberg Abbey

Step into Maria's pre-Trapp life and explore the serene abbey where she once trained as a nun and reflect on her journey and the echoes of her faith that permeate the film.

Tour the city on your Sound of Music Salzburg tour

Tour the city

Delve beyond the Trapp family and discover Mozart's birthplace, grand cathedrals, and cobbled alleyways in the city of Salzburg, which had a profound influence on the Sound of Music.

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Hours: The Sound of Music Salzburg tours start as early as 9 AM and run until late afternoon, with variations depending on the specific tour you choose.

Duration: 4 to 8 hours 

Best time to visit: The Sound of Music Salzburg tours run throughout the year. From April to October, the tour sees a spike in the number of bookings due to the pleasant weather and tourist surge during these months.

Facilities available at Sound of Music Salzburg tours
  • Accessibility: The Sound of Music Tours prioritize inclusivity. Most of the tour routes are wheelchair-accessible, including buses and mini-vans equipped with ramps. Many key filming locations, like Mirabell Gardens and Hellbrunn Palace, offer accessible pathways and designated viewing areas.
  • Restrooms: Restrooms are conveniently located throughout the tour routes, typically at major stops like Mirabell Gardens, Nonnberg Abbey, and Hellbrunn Palace. Some restaurants and cafes along the way may also offer bathroom access.
  • Information desks: If you have any questions during your tour, information desks are available at the meeting point and certain key stops. You can get insights into the locations, the film's history, and local recommendations. Don't hesitate to ask for directions, historical facts, or even the nearest Edelweiss souvenir shop.
  • Free Wi-Fi: Most touring vehicles and some key locations, like Hellbrunn Palace, offer free Wi-Fi access. Capture those iconic moments and singalongs online and stay connected throughout the Sound of Music tour.
Tips to note when visiting the Salzburg city on your Sound of Music tour
  • Sing or serenade along the tour: Brush up on your "Do-Re-Mi" and other iconic tunes from the Sound of Music. Participate in singalongs at key locations like Mirabell Gardens and Hellbrunn Palace to amp up the atmosphere and truly step into the movie.
  • Dress for the hills: While Salzburg summers are generally pleasant, remember you might be traversing scenic hills and exploring historic buildings. Wear your most comfortable shoes and layer your clothes. Make sure to pack sunscreen and a light rain jacket as well. 
  • Go beyond the Von Trapps: Dive deeper into Salzburg's rich history and musical heritage. Ask your guide about Mozart's legacy, explore the stunning cathedral, or wander through charming alleyways.
  • Fuel your adventure: Pack snacks and water for longer tours, especially if you're hiking the opening chase scene.
  • Embrace the spirit of collaboration: Don't be shy to join in singalongs, ask questions, and share your love for the movie. You might even make new friends who share your passion for the hills and the music.
Where to eat on your Sound of Music Salzburg tours?
  • Sternbräu (950 m): This historic brewery and restaurant serves hearty Austrian fare like schnitzel, sausages, and goulash in a wood-paneled atmosphere. It is a quick 5-minute walk from Mirabell Gardens, where Maria famously sang "Do-Re-Mi."
  • Zum fidelen Affen (650 m): This medieval tavern housed in a 15th-century building offers traditional Austrian dishes like Tafelspitz (boiled beef) and Kasnocken (cheese dumplings).
  • Restaurant Wasserfall (750 m): This cozy restaurant near Hellbrunn Palace serves up delicious pasta, pizzas, and seafood dishes in a relaxed setting. Enjoy a meal on the lovely terrace overlooking the Salzach River.
  • Schatz Konditorei (1 km): Indulge your sweet tooth at this iconic Salzburg confectionery. Treat yourself to traditional Austrian pastries like Salzburger Mozartkugeln (chocolate balls) and Sachertorte (chocolate cake).
  • Afro Cafe (1.2 km): For a taste of something different, check out this vibrant cafe offering Ethiopian and Eritrean cuisine. Savor flavorful stews, flatbreads, and vegetarian options.
Mirabell Palace, Salzburg
  • Berchtesgaden Salt Mine tours: Descend into a glittering underworld, ride a wooden slide, and discover the region's salty history beneath the Bavarian peaks.
  • Mirabell Palace: Stroll through manicured gardens adorned with marble statues, fountains, and flowerbeds, where Maria sang "Do-Re-Mi" and romance blossomed.
  • Hellbrunn Palace: Experience the enchantment of whimsical trick fountains, playful water games, and hidden grottoes. This "Water Palace" inspired cinematic magic and offers interesting insights into the rich history of the Austrians. 
  • Fortress Hohensalzburg: Ascend by funicular to a mighty bastion overlooking Salzburg. Explore medieval halls, witness stunning city views, and experience the city's powerful past.

Frequently asked questions about Sound of Music Salzburg tours

How much does a Sound of Music Salzburg tour cost?

The Sound of Salzburg tours start from around €60. If you want to explore beyond the shooting locations, you can choose the Sound of Music super-saver combo tour that starts from around €120 and includes a visit to the iconic Berchtesgaden salt mines.

How to book Sound of Music Salzburg tour tickets?

It is best to book your Sound of Music Salzburg tours online to save time and money. Online ticket bookings are convenient and you can also avail yourself of discounted tickets and combo deals.

Why should I book Sound of Music Salzburg tour tickets online?

We recommend you book your Sound of Music Salzburg tickets online to skip ahead of long lines on the day of your visit. Online ticket bookings ensure that you have a hassle-free experience.

What do Sound of Music Salzburg tour tickets include?

The Sound of Music Salzburg tours include transfers to and from your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle, an expert tour guide, and flexible cancellation policies. These tours not only allow you to visit the movie’s shooting locations but also help you to immerse yourself in the city’s history.

Are discounts available on Sound of Music Salzburg tours?

If you book your Sound of Music Salzburg tours online, you can avail yourself of reduced prices and combo deals. Infants aged 3 and below can access this tour for free. If you have toddlers and children in your company aged between 4 and 12 years of age, you can enjoy discounted prices, if you can show a valid identification card.

What is the cancellation policy for Sound of Music Salzburg tours?

You can access flexible cancellation policies for your Sound of Music Salzburg tours if you book them online. If you cannot make it to the tour on the day for which you booked it, you can cancel them up to 24 hours before the experience begins, and get a full refund on your purchase.

How long does it take to complete a Sound of Music Salzburg tour?

Most Sound of Music Salzburg tours begin early in the day and continue into the afternoon. If you have booked a super-saver combo, you will visit the Berchtesgaden salt mines early in the morning and proceed for your Sound of Music tour later in the day.