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Salzburg: Original Sound of Music Tour

1. Salzburg: 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. Let your guide show you the architectural and historical landmarks of the city and the picturesque Lake District. See 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..

Original Sound of Music Tour & Edelweiss Cooking Class

2. Original Sound of Music Tour & Edelweiss Cooking Class

Combine two most popular experiences in Salzburg! Enjoy the Original Sound of Music Tour in the morning and make your own crisp apple strudel at the Edelweiss Cooking Class in the afternoon. Discover on the Original Sound of Music Tour the famous filming locations in Salzburg where the mountains are still filled with music. Follow the footsteps of Maria while touring the breathtaking landscape of the Salzkammergut, during a 4-hour live guided tour, and learn more about the background stories of the film making. See the famous Gazebo where Rolf and Liesl sang " 16 going on 17 ", enjoy a photo stop at Schloss Leopoldskron, then continue to Lake Wolfgang and the Mondsee Wedding Chapel where Maria walked along the aisle to meet the baron at the altar. Back In Salzburg, join the the Edelweiss Cooking Class and make your own original Austrian apple strudel. Take part in all stages of preparation – of course also enjoying the lavish dessert at the end. Test your baking skills on Salzburg’s iconic dessert “Salzburger Nockerl”, an airy and light soufflé representing the three mountains surrounding Salzburg During winter months you will have the opportunity baking the most delicious Christmas cookie Vanillekipferl .. So, no matter which time of year your Sound of Music Edelweiss Day will be a special...

Salzburg: Private City and Surroundings Guided Bike Tour

3. Salzburg: Private City and Surroundings Guided Bike Tour

Start your journey of discovery at the bike rental location. Ride along the river to the Müllner Steg bridge - One of the most beautiful views of the old town. Immediately thereafter, ride to the Palace Mirabell and enjoy the view over the Mirabell garden to the Festung Hohensalzburg - a well-known motif, but always impressive. The bike tour continues to Salzburg Festspielhaus, Salzburg Dom,Domplatz and Residenzplatz. Passing the fortress from below follow the bike lane along the Salzach to Nonnberg Abbey. Stop to view the 8th century old female convent Nonnberg Abbey. Small side streets and cycle paths lead to the shady Hellbrunner Allee. Enjoy this shady 2.8km long path lined with old trees. Pass stately homes such as the impressive Schloss Freisaal and Schloss Fronburg and end at the magnificent Hellbrunn Palace. During a short stop in the Park of Hellbrunn Palace you can get some culinary refreshments, marvel at modern art in the park or simply enjoy the over 400-year-old complex with the beautiful Palace and colorful flowers. The journey continues to various residential districts with views of the Untersberg to the Leopoldskron Palace. Overlooking the Untersberg, riding along the famous Almkanal water system, the path leads to Schloss Leopoldskron. Located on a little lake you find great foto opportunities. Today known as a Schloss Hotel and film location of Sound of Music, this 200 year old estate has a long interesting history. Ride back into town and treat yourself to a last look to the Alps, the Untersberg mountain and Kapuzinerberg. The tour ends at the bike rental location. Congratulations! You have successfully completed the bike tour. Time to explore some more of Salzburg on foot.

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What people are saying about Hellbrunn Palace Garden

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I loved all of the stops. All were so beautiful! The views wer amazing and enough time to take great pictures. I liked our guide very much. She was upbeat, funny and informative. The music and singing was very pleasant, not too much. Even my husband which was skeptical about this tour, enjoyed it! I recommend it!!!

We area sometimes hesitant to do group tours - but this one was INCREDIBLE. We took our kids (ages 8, 7 and 5) and they absolutely loved the tour. Our guide was top notch....having returned after many years away - he was excellent with both adults AND the children. We loved this so much!

Everything was superb!! Simon our tour guide was absolutely fabulous and made the tour so much fun. Great sights, detailed history (movie and factual) and lots of singing a what long the way. Great, Great tour!!!

Our guide Simon was absolutely fantastic. That man is worth his weight in gold. The tour itself was fabulous. The scenery was beautiful and the commentary was so knowledgeable. Thoroughly enjoyed this tour

The whole experience was fantastic from thr moment we stepped in thr tour bus. We lived every moment of the tour. No faults from us!