Sound of Music

Family von Trapp in Salzburg

In the year 1965 the movie that was to become one of the most successful productions in film history was first screened.

Following the enormous success of the stage musical "Sound of Music" (written and composed by Rogers and Hammerstein - the work was performed on Broadway almost 1500 times, won 6 Tony awards and sold more than 3 million records), Robert Wise produced and directed the film of the same name.

Information for the Sound of Music tour.

Information for the Sound of Music show 

Winner of an Oscar

In 1965, The Sound of Music motion picture was nominated for 10 Oscars and went on to win 5: best film, best director, best sound recording, best script and best musical adaption. "The Sound of Music" itself is based on a true story.

The story of "Sound of Music"

Born in Vienna, Maria von Kutschera was living in the Benedictine Convent on Nonnberg in Salzburg, preparing to be a novice, when she was sent by her Mother Superior as a governess to the househould of Baron Georg von Trapp to look after his seven children, left motherless after the death of his wife. Shortly afterwards Maria became the Baron's wife and in the early 30s she founded a family choir with which she undertook frequent public performances whilst they remained in Austria.

Filming spots in Salzburg

  • monastery Nonnberg
  • Mirabell garden and palace
  • Residenzplatz und –brunnen
  • Felsenreitschule
  • cemetery St. Peter
  • Leopoldskron palace
  • The Sound of Music Pavillion
  • Frohnburg palace

Location & Arrival