The Hills Are Alive

The Hills Are Alive

Devote a day to ‘The Sound of Music’ on this private, customizable 8-hour tour from Salzburg. Traveling by private minivan, trace the footsteps of Maria and the Von Trapps to one location after another, stopping for lunch (own expense) on route. Tour the ‘Do Re Mi’ scenes in Salzburg, see the famous gazebo, Mondsee, and ‘The Hills are Alive’ meadow, and absorb the Alpine scenery. Price is per vehicle, with hotel pickup and drop-off included.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Salzburg Private Tours, Salzburg 5323 Austria

Pick up from your hotel or any other location in the city of Salzburg.

Stop At: Mirabell Palace and Gardens, Mirabellplatz 4, Salzburg 5020 Austria

On this stop we will explore the beautiful Mirabell Gardens, where the grand finale of Do, Re, Mi was filmed and we will also show you the Pegasus Fountain, Dwarf Garden, Hedge Tunnel and the steps where Maria and the kids finished Do, Re, Mi.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Salzburg Marionette Theater, Schwarzstrasse 24 Mozarteum Complex, Salzburg 5020 Austria

If you love the Sound of Music you will know this fantastic puppet theater ( operating since 1913 ). The Salzburg puppet theater is the oldest continuous theater of its kind in the world. The Lonely Goatherd and the puppet scene in the Sound of Music where inspired by this theatre.

Sound of Music Film Connection:

This is what inspired one of the most memorable scenes "The Lonely Goatherd"

Stop At: MoenchsbergAufzug, Gstaettengasse 13, Salzburg 5020 Austria

Enjoy panoramic views over the city as Maria and the children did bringing the Do, Re, Mi song into Salzburg from the picnic meadow in Werfen. In the Sound of Music that's the moment when they begin to mix the order of the musical notes up for practice.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Pferdeschwemme (Horse Well), Herbert-v.-Karajan-Platz, Salzburg 5020 Austria

This iconic monument fountain, built in the 17th century, was used as a horse wash in former days. It was also featured in the Sound of Music.

Pass By: Felsenreitschule, Hofstallgasse 1, Salzburg 5020 Austria

Built in the 17th century as a riding school for the prince archbishops of Salzburg and transformed into a theater in 1925. This is the location where the Von Trapps performed Edelweiss and won the Salzburg festivals during the Sound of Music escape scene.

Pass By: Petersfriedhof, Sankt-Peter-Bezirk 1, Salzburg 5020 Austria

St. Peters Cemetery, is located next to St. Peters Basilica and Monastery. In the Sound of Music the oldest part of Salzburg ( goes back to 696AD ) inspired the escape scene.

Pass By: Mozart Bridge, Mozartsteg, Salzburg Austria

Built in 1903 the Mozart Bridge is the oldest Bridge over the river Salzach in the city of Salzburg. In the Sound of Music Marie and the children cross the bridge while pointing during the instrumental end of "My Favorite Things" before they skip along the grassy riverbank.

Stop At: Residenzplatz Market, Residenzplatz 1, Salzburg 5020 Austria

We will stop at this majestic 17th century baroque fountain, where Maria splashed water just before she boarded the bus to the captains Villa during I have Confidence in the Sound of Music.

Duration: 2 minutes

Pass By: Nonnberg Convent, Nonnberggasse 2, Salzburg 5020 Austria

The oldest Abbey north of the Alps (714AD) was featured several times in the Sound of Music. Only the exterior of the abbey was used in the movie. Innside shots where done in a studio.

Stop At: Leopoldskroner Weiher, Leopoldskronstrasse, Salzburg 5020 Austria

Here we stop for a view over the Lake to the Palace Leopoldskron. This beautiful rococo building was used as the back of the family house in the Sound of Music. The boat scene was filmed here and it used to be the home of the original Gazebo.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Schloss Frohnburg, Schloss Fronburg, Hellbrunner Allee 53, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

Stop and short walk to the 17th century Palace Frohnburg. This are the gates where Maria arrived hopping, swinging here guitar and singing "I Have Confidence" in the Sound of Music.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Schloss Hellbrunn, Fuerstenweg 37, Salzburg 5020 Austria

Hellbrunn Palace, famous for its trick water fountains, is since 1991 the location of the original Gazebo. Some of the most unforgettable and romantic scenes of the Sound of Music, like "16 going on 17" with Liesl and Rolf and "Something Good" where performed in this timeless Gazebo.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Julie's Meadow (Sound of Music), 83487 Marktschellenberg, Germany

Enjoy spectacular views (weather permitting) at the location where Maria was spinning in the field during the opening scene of the Sound of Music while singing "The Hills Are Alive With The Sound Of Music".

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Rossfeld Panoramastrasse, Berchtesgaden National Park, Berchtesgaden, Bavaria Germany

This Panoramic Road is considered one of the most beautiful in the Alps. After a scenic drive to the top (1570 meters) your private guide will walk with you to the place where the family hiked over the Alps to Switzerland. (Weather permitting)

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: The Sound of Music Trail, Markt 24, Werfen 5450 Austria

Sound of Music picnic meadow, where Maria and the children started to sing Do, Re, Mi during their picnic. Enjoy beautiful views to the fortress Hohenwerfen and the Alps.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Schloss Fuschl, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Fuschlsee-Salzburg, Schloss-Straße 19, 5322 Hof bei Salzburg, Austria

Former hunting lodge built in 1450 by Prince Archbishop, Schloss Fuschl is today a Luxury Lake Side Resort.

Stop At: Red Bull Headquarters, Am Brunnen 1, Fuschl am See 5330 Austria

Home of the most famous Energy Drink, enjoy beautiful architecture.

Duration: 2 minutes

Stop At: Mozartblick, 5340, Austria

Enjoy beautiful views above the Lake Wolfgang and the town of St. Gilgen. This is the area that was shown during the opening scene of the Sound of Music. You also have a view to the Schafberg where Maria and the children took the train up to the picnic meadow.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Basilika St. Michael, Kirchengasse 1, Mondsee 5310 Austria

Visit "The Sound of Music" wedding basilica.

Duration: 10 minutes

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"A current valid passport is required on the day of travel"
"Infant seats available"
"A current valid passport is required on the day of travel"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Most travelers can participate"
"Children under the age of 12 or shorter then 150cm need a child seat. Please inform us."
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Face masks provided for travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"

Duración: 8 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Traveler pickup is offered
Any Hotel, Airbnb or private address in the city of Salzburg and nearer surrounding areas.


  • W. A. Mozart Airport, Salzburg Austria

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Private tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - MoenchsbergAufzug
  • Entry/Admission - Rossfeld Panoramastrasse

No Incluye

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities


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