Super Saver: Sound of Music and Salt Mines Tour: The original Sound of Music tour
A wonderful tour of the locations used during filming of the movie “The Sound of Music”. Relive the scenes of this world famous movie and hear songs from the original soundtrack of the movie. Your knowledgeable, English-speaking guide not only shows you the highlights of the film, but also the historical and architectural landmarks of the Baroque city of Salzburg on the way to the picturesque Lake District. See and hear it all in approximately 4 fun-filled hours.
The tour begins and ends here at the Mirabell Palace. The gardens of the palace were prominently featured in the song, “Do-Re-Mi”.
Stop at the lake made famous in the boating scene and see the Captain’s backyard in the movie filmed in the private palace gardens.
Hellbrunn Palace, the Gazebo
Visit the gardens of Hellbrunn Palace to find the gazebo, rebuilt here especially for the fans of the movie.
View the Nonnberg Abbey, an active convent today where the “real” Maria was a novice and where Maria and the Captain married in real life. The Abbey does not allow visits within its walls, but you are welcome to walk up to the Gothic church for a visit or for church services.
Salzburg Lake District
Enjoy the scenery of the Lake District shown at the beginning of the movie and in the panorama shots filmed around Lake Fuschl and Lake Wolfgang. Several scenes were filmed on these mountains bringing the beauty of this region to the world.
Visit the village with the Mondsee Cathedral, used as the location of the wedding scene of the movie. This quaint little Austrian village provides a taste of the Lake District.
Salt Mines tour
We leave the city of Salzburg, pass the Untersberg Mountain, full of legend and myth, and enter Germany by the old border crossing and travel through the alpine valley heading to the Obersalzberg. Little is left to be seen the Third Reich except the Eagle’s Nest perched atop its summit. You may catch a glimpse of it as we head up the lower part of the mountain. It is inside this mountain, however, that the real adventure begins.
Donning traditional miner’s clothes, you enter the 450 year old mines by train to hear fascinating tales and facts about this underground world. There is nothing to fear as you descend into the grottos using the slides hundreds of miners have before. A brief visit to the village of Berchtesgaden before returning to Salzburg completes the tour.
Meeting/ pick-up point: Mirabellplatz Salzburg / Hubert Sattler Gasse 1, 5020 Salzburg.
Duration: Eight hours.
Start/opening time: At 8.45am.