Salzburg and the Sound of Music Movie.
Attracting visitors to the home of the von Trapp family.
The sound of Music the movie.
The Sound of Music is a 1965 musical film directed by Robert Wise and starring Julie Andrews in the leading role. The film is based on the Broadway musical of the same name, with songs written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Sadly The Sound of Music was Hammerstein's last musical as he died of cancer nine months after the Broadway premiere. The texts and melodies of the songs are known and loved by millions of people all over the world. The movie brought Austria and its wonderful countryside into everyone's living rooms and made Salzburg a house hold name. The movie was filmed on location in the City of Salzburg, in various locations throughout the counties of Salzburg and Upper Austria, in Bavaria and also at the 20th Century Fox studios in California. Without a doubt the scenes filmed on location in Salzburg and the surrounding area made a lasting impression on viewers all over the world thus making The Sound of Music an extremely important part of the Austrian tourist industry.
The spa hotel Ebner’s Waldhof in Fuschl am See is the perfect starting point for trips and excursions to the many film locations in the area, but above all Fuschl am See is the ideal place to get to know the Austrian way of life and local traditions that were so enchantingly portrayed in the film and which are still relevant today. Do you remember the puppet theatre seen in the film and the song “The lonely Goat Herd”? The century old tradition of keeping cattle and goats up on lush mountain pastures is reflected in the song and the scene. Today these mountain pastures are popular among hikers and most of the hiking routes in and around Fuschl will take you to quaint mountain hut restaurants on just such pastures. The mountain restaurants serve delicious home-made snacks and refreshing drinks. At the spa hotel Ebner's Waldhof weekly mountain pasture hikes with our fitness coach Katharina are organised so that guests can experience the true taste of Austria. The hotel even has its own mountain restaurant: the Waldhof Alm just 15 minutes walk from the hotel.
The fact that Maria chose a puppet theatre to keep the von Trapp children out of mischief also has its roots in Salzburg. The famous Salzburg Puppet Theatre is still going strong with one to two shows per day. New in the marionette's repertoire is "The Sound of Music" an absolutely fantastic opportunity to see the puppet show version of your favourite film, in its home town of Salzburg.