Thursday, July 14, 2016

Sound of Music Pilgrimage in Salzburg

 Calling all Sound of Music lovers! This post is for you. Hopefully you'll still like the post even if you're not as into it as I am, because it still shows you more of the beauty and wonder that is Salzburg. Plus you get to see me recreate iconic scenes--normally I may be embarrassed to do such a thing with people around, but there were plenty of others doing the same thing ha!

^^the back of the house from the movie. the front scenes are a different house^^

There are lots of "Sound of Music tours" available in Salzburg including a bike tour which I kind of regret not doing. So we already had a rental car, so we decided to see all the sites on our own. (The tours were around $45 a person so x2 would be $90! The majority these places are free entry so I am glad we opted to spend that money on our Mozart concert in the castle instead. Just a tip for anyone thinking of making the pilgrimage as well ;)

"What will this day be like? I wonder."
"What will my future bring? I wonder."

Julie Andrews must have been standing on a stool or something because it was too high to get a splash like her!

"Dear Rolf, stop. Don't stop!"

"I simply remember my favorite things, and then I don't feel so bad."


"Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do"

I sure loved these gardens where so much of Do Re Mi is filmed.

Let's throw it waaaay back when my dad recreated it on his and my mom's trip to Salzburg 26 years ago. Ha! I found this picture after we got back and love to see that we both are recreating it. 

I looooooved the Nunnberg Abbey. It was so beautiful, and just steps away from our apartment. So, after this movie, the abbey has since removed the bell because they got sick of all the tourists ringing it!

So, the two places we didn't go were inside the ampitheater they perform in, because it's not open to the public, and the church where the wedding was filmed, because we ran out of time. Here is the exterior of the theater. 
And while we didn't see the church where the movie wedding was, we did go inside the chapel at the Nunnberg Abbey, which is where the real Maria and Captain VonTrapp were married. It was lovely. 
I do wish I had a bike to ride down the lane of trees!
So there you go! Did you enjoy it as much as I did?? I'll admit, the night before we went and saw all these places, we watched the movie on the laptop, and it sure made seeing all the stuff even more fun since it was fresh in our minds. It sure was magical. Once again, Victor, thank you for indulging me and taking all these pics. What a good sport. 


  1. Loved your pictures Annie! This is definitely on my bucket list too. I would love to go one day.

  2. love it!!! and good idea to watch the movie right before. so fun! on my bucket list for sure