One of the most famous musicals, The Sound of Music, composed by Richard Rodgers, was filmed in 1965 in Salzburg under the direction of Robert Wise. International stars such as Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer and Peggy Wood led the film to success. Because of the impressive performance in The Sound of Music, the production received 5 Oscars in 1966 for the best film, the best direction, the best editing, the best film music and the best sound. The press described the film as an incomparable masterpiece, which knows how to exploit the uniqueness of the Austrian city of Salzburg.
Even today, the famous locations in and around Salzburg can be visited. The film expert discovers scenes and locations at every corner of the town fast. With its beautiful facade, Castle Leopoldskron still impresses the astonished visitor, the cemetery of St. Peter with its metal crosses, the old town of Salzburg with its romantic buildings, nooks and corners and of course the Mirabell Palace with its magnificent park and gardens.
The city of Salzburg offers various guided tours that visit the filming locations. Here the place and its history are explained by expert guides. Because the movie and the musical “The Sound of Music” is based on a true story, the places visited on the tours are especially interesting, as they are often the original locations of the story about the Trapp family.
Of course, Salzburg does not just consist of film locations. The city offers enough sights, attractions and cosiness to spend several weeks of your holiday there. A visit to the film locations can be very pleasantly integrated into a pleasant and relaxing weekend in the city. The Hotel zur Post is ideal for such a stay. Centrally located, it awaits its guests with clean and luxurious rooms.
Various private hotels also invite you to linger. Especially Villa Ceconi stands out with its international flair. Also centrally located, it offers everything needed for a successful stay in Salzburg.
A visit to Salzburg is always something very special. The spirit of music lives in the city. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart has left his mark, as has the wonderful and moving film The Sound of Music. Only through this film production, the city was really known in the world today. Only through the film did countless visitors, tourists and guests discover Salzburg, most of which do not come just once.
Salzburg, always something special and always worth a visit.
Further Information: www.sound-of-music.com/