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Salzburg: The Hills are Alive October 7, 2011

(Just one more Trip Recap post left after this one! Bringing it back to Salzburg!)

We awoke on September 10th in beautiful Salzburg. Our bed was so comfortable I didn’t want to leave the hotel, but we had an exciting day planned. I would never sleep away a day in Europe. Too many fun things to explore!

We had Clif Bars for breakfast and jumped right into our Sound of Music Tour! When I did this tour in 2003 it was in a small 8 person van. This time, we were on one of TWO huge coach busses filled with tourists. I was a little annoyed, but it was still an excellent tour.

The tour brings you to all of the famous shooting locations for the film. Recognize this? It’s where the back patio and lake scenes were shot. Remember when the kids tipped over the canoe?!



We didn’t get too close, but this is where they shot the front of the house (see that yellow building in the background?) It’s also where Maria sang I Have Confidence when she first arrived at the Von Trapp house.

And right around the corner from that is where we were yesterday (at the Crazy Fountain Palace). We were so glad we took pictures the day before because this is what it looked like today:

We got a brief glimpse of the abbey up on the hill:

And then we headed off into the countryside to see a bit of the lakes region and a few more filming locations. The scenery was absolutely beautiful.

Is this where Maria sang The Hills are Alive? I don’t think it actually was, but any of these hills looked like they’d be excellent contenders. I love Austria, seriously everywhere you look there was something gorgeous to look at.


[Flashback 2003] Last time I was here it was cold and snowy!
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Next time I come back here I’m going to explore the outdoor activities a little more. See the skydiver?!

After a bit of driving, we arrived into the town of Mondsee where the wedding chapel scenes were filmed. Where Maria married the Captain.
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We had an hour for lunch so we found a cute restaurant across the street>

And ordered some quick pizzas. Delicious!


After the tour, we drove back to Salzburg and watched some of the scenes from the movie on the bus. Once we got back we explored Mirabell Gardens where most of the Do Re Mi sequence was filmed. Remember this scene?
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Here it is! Irving looks like Friedrich doesn’t he? “I’m Friedrich. I’m fourteen and I’m impossible”. LOL

And remember this?

Here we are!



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[Flashback 2003:
Me and a girl i met in salzburg

And Now!


Just a week after we got back from our trip, we went to the Sound of Music sing-a-long at the Hollywood Bowl.

We try to go every year because it’s just so much fun. This year was extra special since we just got back from Salzburg!

Erica brought popcorn (love that girl!) and we brought Mozart Balls to share. I love me my Mozart balls! Anyone know if you can buy these in the states?
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Before the show, all of the actors who played the Von Trapp kids came out on stage!

My favorite part was when the (super hot) Captain sings Edelweiss and everyone holds up their cell phones. So funny. I love bowl nights. 

A great end to the bowl season too.

One last Europe recap post coming tomorrow!


Salzburg, Austria April 7, 2003

Filed under: Europe,Semester Abroad — Kelocity @ 7:56 pm
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Tuesday, I went to Salzburg, Austria. I went for the sole purpose of going on the Sound of Music tour. The movie was filmed there and the actually family lived there. It snowed during most of my time there. I toured the town the first day with a girl I met in my hostel. I went there alone, so I had like, no one to talk to. I climbed some hills, took some pictures, saw some castles… and chilled.

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One night, at 1am, a group of us watched the movie in the hostel. It ended at 4am. It was fun though. I had all the songs stuck in my head. Then, the next day, I did the tour. It was 4 hours long, and I saw all the places the movie was filmed, even the Gazebo that “16 going on 17” was shot in. Everything I saw was awesome. I loved it. Then, after the tour, it was cold, and I was lonely and homesick, I called Irving crying, for some comfort, and the phone card ran out. It was tragic. Bad day in Austria.


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Salzburg is where "The Sound of Music" was filmed. The actual story also took place here!

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The Back of the "Von Trapp" house in the movie. And the lake where the boat flips over in the beginning of the film.

The Abbey!

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The Actual Gazeebo in the movie. Where they sing "16 Going on 17"!

lane where julie andrews dances on
Road where the Von Trapp kids were "hanging from trees"!

maria got married in this church
In the Movie, this is the church where Maria and the captain get married. This is not really in Salzburg, but in the movie its supposed to be.

The fountain where the children danced:
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The hill where they escaped to in real life:
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A girl that I met in my hostel who did the tour with me!
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The church that they “got married in”
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On the Sound of Music Tour:
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I love Austria!
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