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Salzburg: Original Sound of Music Tour

1. Salzburg: Original Sound of Music Tour

On this half-day tour you'll relive scenes from one of the most popular movies of all time. Visit the locations used during the filming of The Sound of Music in Salzburg and its surrounding countryside. During the tour, you’ll also hear songs from the original soundtrack. Let your guide show you the architectural and historical landmarks of the city and the picturesque Lake District. See Leopoldskron Palace, a place whose exterior was used as the Trapp family home and where the children were seen boating on the lake and jumping into the water. Maria was a novice at Nonnberg Abbey, the oldest convent in German-speaking Europe, and your next stop. The St. Gilgen and Lake Wolfgang scenes shown at the beginning of the movie were actually filmed at Lake Fuschl, on the way to St. Gilgen, which you'll also see today. The wedding scene was filmed at Mondsee Cathedral, a buttery yellow-and-white edifice where you'll stop on the tour. Maria, led by Liesl, walked down the aisle to meet the baron in front of the stairs of the main altar. After dropping you off in Salzburg at the end of the tour you can visit Mirabell Gardens, located just opposite the tour terminal. Maria and the children were seen dancing through the Gardens singing Do-Re-Mi..

Salzburg: Hohensalzburg Fortress Admission Ticket

2. Salzburg: Hohensalzburg Fortress Admission Ticket

Your visit to Salzburg Fortress starts with either a beautiful 20-30 minute walk or a quick and comfortable ride on Austria's oldest funicular (depending on tour option selected). Today you will find an ultra modern rail system instead of the original funicular, which was powered by water and transported people up and down the hill as early as 1892. Upon arrival at the top of the hill, experience a unique view over the Archbishop's city and the breathtaking landscape of Salzburg's mountains. Soak up the scenery, take photos, then continue with your visit to the medieval fortification complex, representing 900 years of building history. During your self-guided visit, explore all different parts of the castle and see why it was unconquered for more than 1000 years. Interact with models showing the various types of attack and defense practiced in a medieval fortress. Enjoy another highlight when you visit the Prince's Chambers, which ranks among the best-preserved secular buildings of the Gothic period. While walking through the complex, you'll always identify new views over the city and find many hidden corners of the castle just waiting to be discovered.

Salzburg: The Magic Flute at Marionette Theater Ticket

3. Salzburg: The Magic Flute at Marionette Theater Ticket

Step into the historic Marionette Theater in Salzburg for a funky production of Mozart's The Magic Flute. Watch this fun adaptation of the composer's most famous opera, performed by masterful puppeteers for people of all ages. Choose between the 1 and 2-hour show versions. Discover this iconic miniature opera house, listed as one of UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage sites, and admire the interior of its 350-seat Baroque-style auditorium. Enjoy a unique live experience full of singing, dancing, and lots of surprises. Watch a group of professional puppeteers showcase their abilities in musicality and manual skills with this special play. Immerse yourself in the world of Mozart with an exciting twist, in a show that will surely be loved by every member of the family.

From Salzburg: Full-Day Super Saver Bavarian Mountains Tour

4. From Salzburg: Full-Day Super Saver Bavarian Mountains Tour

The first highlight of this tour is the visit to the Eagle's Nest, from where you will have a breath-taking view over the Alps. Afterwards you have the opportunity to eat lunch in the town of Berchtesgaden. Then, you will visit the salt mines in Berchtesgaden, where you will discover the miners life underground. Finally, you will visit the Kings Lake, which is embedded among the steep and imposing mountains. Treat yourself with a few Bavarian specialities in the romantic village of Berchtesgaden before you will return to Salzburg.  

From Vienna: Hallstatt Guided Day Tour

5. From Vienna: Hallstatt Guided Day Tour

Hop on the van and start an incredible journey through some of Austria's most picturesque places. Cross Lower and Upper Austria until you reach the wonderful Lake Region. Before getting to Hallstatt, make several stops in the Salzkammergut (Lake Region), well known for the celebrated film "The Sound of Music". Discover different places of the area and experience the uniqueness of St. Gilgen, the tiny village that counts among its attractions with the birth house of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s mother. Once in Hallstatt, feel like you are in a movie set: a blue water lake, Alpine mountains, narrow streets, old historical buildings, charming homes and cafés. Meet your local expert tour guide upon arrival and enjoy an informative guided walking tour covering the most remarkable landmarks of the town. Discover hidden secrets of Hallstatt on your own in your free time after the sightseeing tour. At the end of your visit to the Alpine village, simply relax, sit back and enjoy the worry-free transfer in the minivan back to Vienna. The trip concludes with a drop off at your hotel or private apartment.

From Salzburg: 8-Hour Tour with Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride

6. From Salzburg: 8-Hour Tour with Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride

Discover the beautiful winter landscape of Styria on a magical day trip from Salzburg to Ramsau am Dachstein. Start the day with a drive along the Salzach Valley, passing a number of famous ski destinations all the way to Schladming. From here you will continue on to the sunny high Alpine plateau. Here you can admire the wonderful views of the picturesque snow-covered landscape. After a refreshing walk through the romantic town, your tour guide will be happy to give you tips on where to enjoy lunch. The horse-drawn sleigh ride through the idyllic winter landscape begins around 13:00. Let yourself be enchanted by the snow-white woods and meadows as you pass by at a leisurely pace.

Werfen: Hohenwerfen Castle Entrance Ticket

7. Werfen: Hohenwerfen Castle Entrance Ticket

Step back in time to the Middle Ages at Hohenwerfen Castle, a former fortification built in the 11th century and located on a steep peak high above the Salzach valley in the Pongau region of Salzburg. Choose between options that include a funicular ride up to and down from the castle, or make your own way up to the 155-meter (509-foot) peak with a 15-minute walk through light woodland.  Don’t forget to explore the arsenal, belfry, and royal apartment to see what life back then must have looked like. Besides discovering what the fortress has to offer, another highlight of your visit will definitely be a stunning flight demonstration by the historic State Falconry Center. Primarily, they show domestic birds of prey in free flight. You will also get access to the Austrian Falconry Museum, which is currently hosting the “Where Eagles Dare” exhibition in the Pump Vaults. Don't miss out on the interactive “The Legend Of Jack, Witches and Wizards in Salzburg” exhibition, nor the exhibition on the architectural history of the fortress. Bring your kids along to explore the fortress grounds, and take them on a fun riddle rally.

From Salzburg: Romantic Sleigh Ride through the Countryside

8. From Salzburg: Romantic Sleigh Ride through the Countryside

Experience Salzburg's magical snowscape in a novel, unique, and above all, a romantic way. This half-day excursion will take you out of the city to the picturesque village of St Wolfgang. Your horse-drawn sleigh or horse-and-carriage will take you onwards through a winter paradise along breath-taking Lake Wolfgang and romantic woodland. Snuggle down under a warm blanket and enjoy viewing the fairytale landscape in a time-honored way. Afterward, there will still be time for exploring the picturesque town of St Wolfgang having a coffee break, visiting the famous Christmas markets (seasonal), or just by taking a stroll along the lake. If there is no snow, you can nevertheless take a ride in a horse-and-carriage, a wondrous trip through the dreamy countryside around Salzburg that is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Salzburg: Interactive Puzzle and City Exploration Tour

9. Salzburg: Interactive Puzzle and City Exploration Tour

Take part in an interactive city discovery experience across Salzburg. You’ll solve riddles via a web app on your phone’s browser. All the information you need for your adventure is in your email from the local partner. This is a self-guided tour, and as such, there is no guide to meet you at the starting location. You can enjoy your discoveries at your own pace. Your challenge starts at Mozartplat and with each riddle, you will be taken from one hidden location to the next. Unlock local recommendations and fun facts - as well as the history of the city. You will even get to discover spots in Salzburg that most locals don’t even know. Get the opportunity to see some of the city's most famous sights from unique perspectives. From curious tales of Mozart – the famous composer, breath-taking locations from The Sound of Music – the Julie Andrews movie, and stunning views; Salzburg is a very special place.  Some of the highlights you will discover on the tour include: the stunning Salzburg Cathedral, the House of Mozart, and the gorgeous Mirabell Garden. This game is suitable for friends, couples, families with kids and team building. Enjoy being together while exploring a city, be creative and use your imagination to find the city’s secrets! You’ll feel like Indiana Jones - a true adventurer - as you explore the best of Salzburg.

From Vienna: Day Trip to Salzburg with 'Sound of Music' Tour

10. From Vienna: Day Trip to Salzburg with 'Sound of Music' Tour

Step into the magic of the film 'The Sound of Music' this day trip from Vienna to Salzburg. Hear live commentary about the Trapp family aboard the airconditioned bus. Stop by sights iconic sights from the film like Leopoldskron castle and the Felsenreitschule theater.  Board the comfortable bus outside the Vienna State Opera and relax on the drive as you hear facinating background information about the life of the Trapp family. Stop in Hellbrunn, where you can admire the original pavilion from the film during a walk.  Continue to see the outside of the Leopoldskron castle and its tranquil pond which was used as part of the Trapp family home in the film. View the church where the Trapps were actually married at Nonnberg Chapel. Stroll through the streets of Salzburg and see the large medieval fortress of Hohen Salzburg. Finally, reach the Felsenreitschule theater in the center of Salzburg where your guided walk ends. Enjoy free time in the city of Salzburg to explore at your own pace.  Sing a song or two from the cult film in the bus on the way back to your drop-off point at the the Vienna State Opera house. 

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Johann was an excellent tour guide and driver for our day trip to Hallstatt from Vienna. It was a long drive but well worth it with the amazing views and multiple stops on the way. We had a very informative walking tour with a local guide when we arrived and plenty of free time to explore the village. Well worth it.

we had an excellent guide who made every emotion of sound of music alive with his words. A must trip when one is at Salzburg. It was fabulous !!!

Very great experience even if there is no snow : it is always a good time to go to the mountains and see the majesty of the Tyrol

Not only was the show fantastic but the staff were all so kind and helpful.

it was amazing, the guide tour knew loads and the spots are fab!