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The “Maria’s Walking Tour” leads through the heart of Salzburg’s historic Old Town, which is full of Sound of Music filming locations. The scenes for the popular song “Do-Re-Mi” were filmed all over the city and are world-famous!
Walk the same pathways the Julie Andrews and her colleagues took to their filming locations in the world cultural heritage city of Salzburg. Join our experts and hear exciting behind-the-scenes stories, anecdotes about life on the film set and recall the remarkable saga of the Trapp family. During the “Maria’s Walking Tour”, you will not only see the filming locations, but you’ll also be embarking on a simultaneous voyage of discovery through centuries of history. Salzburg‘s historic Old Town is one of the UNESCO‘s World Heritage Sites.
The “Maria’s Walking Tour” begins at the Mirabell Palace and leads through the Mirabell Gardens and across the Salzach River to the elevator up to the Moenchsberg. Up there, you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the Old Town’s many church steeples, all rising between the forested slopes of the Kapuzinerberg and the Fortress’s perch up on the Festungsberg. Along the way, you can declare your eternal love for your partner by attaching your own love lock to the Marko Feingold Footbridge, which offers a spectacular view of Salzburg’s historic city center. Thanks to WLAN, you are constantly connected to your friends and family at home and can share your impressions with your loved ones any time you like.
The world-famous filming locations in the city of Salzburg are a must-see for every Sound of Music fan. Be sure to get your tickets for this popular tour today!
It leads through the world-famous MIRABELL GARDEN (2), where the scenes were filmed featuring Maria and the children singing the song “Do-Re-Mi” as they danced around the Pegasus Fountain. At the end of the scene, the von Trapp children gather to sing the finale on the stone steps at the foot of the Rose Hill. You’ll also love the incomparable views you’ll have from there of the Mirabell Gardens and Salzburg’s iconic fortress.
After a short walk, the tour crosses the MARKO FEINGOLD FOOTBRIDGE (3) to the other side of the Salzach River. For several years now, the latticework along the footbridge railings has been adorned with hundreds of locks signifying the eternal love of couples from around the world. You, too, can pledge your eternal love by attaching your own personal love lock here.
The tour continues to an elevator up to a viewpoint on the MOENCHSBERG (4) where Maria and the children sang a verse from “Do Re Mi“. The viewpoint also offers a spectacular view of the many church steeples rising above the Old Town between the Kapuzinerberg across the river and the Festungsberg where Salzburg’s renowned Fortress is situated.
The tour then leads into the Festival district, passing the Felsenreitschule – a world-famous Festival venue – and straight into the heart of Salzburg’s Old Town to the RESIDENZPLATZ (5). This is where Maria sang “I Have Confidence” and splashed the baroque fountain’s marble horses with water.
The tour ends at NONNBERG ABBEY (6) with its vast, panoramic view of the northern Alps and the majestic Untersberg rising into the sky. The nuns in the Nonnberg Abbey sing the song “Maria” in the opening scenes of the movie. This is also where the children come to the gate to ask for Maria and, in the final escape scenes, the nuns hide the family here within the convent’s ancient walls.
The “Maria’s Walking Tour” guides you through Salzburg’s historic Old Town. Salzburg is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it is also jam-packed with filming locations for The Sound of Music. For example, the scenes for the popular song “Do-Re-Mi” were filmed all over the city and are now world-famous! Exciting behind-the-scenes stories await you, in addition to anecdotes about working on the film set and noteworthy details about the von Trapp family.
The “Maria’s Walking Tour” is suitable for children, too. However, it should be noted that the tour – as the name suggests – is conducted on foot, so a stroller should be brought along for smaller children. Children up to the age of 14 receive a 50% discount on the standard price.
We are very sorry, but as its name suggests, the “Maria’s Walking Tour” involves a significant amount of walking and thus is unfortunately not suitable for people with a walking disability.
Dogs and other pets are not allowed on the “Maria’s Walking Tour”.
Our tours almost always take place and are rarely cancelled due to bad weather. But in any case, be sure to wear clothing suitable for the prevailing weather conditions – including comfortable shoes, and bring an umbrella if necessary.
The “Maria’s Walking Tour” is generally conducted in English, but upon request, the tour can also be conducted in German.
Our guides will point out the available restrooms at each stop.
Yes, tickets for the Singing “Maria’s Walking Tour” can also be purchased directly at the meeting point. However, due to the high demand for this tour, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to offer a sufficient number of last-minute tickets. So we recommend that you purchase your tickets in advance.
Children ages 14 years and under receive a 50% discount.