Salzburg, Austria brought alive “The Sound of Music”, one of the best proclaimed classical movies of all times. For some people, the film completes childhood memories charmed with classical music and wholesome humor.
Sound of Music is a story about a navy captain (Christopher Plummer) looking for a governess for his seven children. The Abbey then sends Maria (Julia Roberts) on a probationary basis as the governess. To make the story short, the Captain and the governess fell in love, got married and hurdled life’s challenges together with their seven children.
The wonderful places where the film was shot added to the endearing flow of the movie. Here are just some of the major film locations that are breathtaking:
1. The scene where the nuns sang “Maria” was The Benedictine Convent in Nonnberg.
2. Maria brought the von Trapp children to Mirabell Palace Gardens and sang “Do-Re-Mi”.
3. “I am 16 going on 17” was filmed in The Sound of Music Pavilion that can be found today at Hellbrunn Palace.
4. Baron von Trapp sang Edelweiss while the von Trapp family performed its farewell song at Felsenreitschule.
5. Leopoldskron Palace was one part of von Trapp’s residence facing the lake.
6. Maria and the kids danced and sang “My Favorite Things” at the Ancient Horse Bath, which is now a fountain.
7. The family’s dramatic escape from the Nazis was filmed in St. Peter Cemetery.
8. A cliff that’s overlooking town was the Winkler Terrace where they also sang “Do-Re-Mi”.
Also a birthplace to the classical era composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Salzburg is truly an abode of reminiscent events. Bring out the child in you and imagine The Sound of Music in the streets of Salzburg, Austria. Read more at http://www.movie-locations.com/movies/s/soundmusic_1.html.