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The Sound of Music

Visit historical film locations

Follow in the footsteps of one of the most famous films of all time

The Sound of Music is arguably one of the most famous films of all time. The history of the Trapp family continues to captivate millions around the globe. Discover the real-life backdrops to this iconic Hollywood production and follow in the footsteps of the Trapp family. Stay at the Hotel Im Weissen Rössl and embrace the majestic scenery of Lake Wolfgang.


Sound of Music – the original

The book 'The Story of the Trapp Family Singers' by Maria von Trapp, based on her life, provided the inspiration for the subsequent films and musical. An Austrian who emigrated with her family to the US to escape the Second World War, Maria co-wrote both scripts for the German film productions to maintain authenticity. The American producers picked up on the success of the films and decided to transform the story into a musical. The 5-time Oscar-winning masterpiece still leaves a lasting impression on audiences the world over.

Group of children with a woman dressed as a Sound of Music performer

Follow in the footsteps of the Trapp family

The renowned Hollywood production was shot in the Salzkammergut over an 11-week period in 1964. Salzburg and St. Gilgen provided the main backdrop to many of the scenes in the film. Follow your trip through the history of movie-making with a romantic dinner at the Hotel Im Weissen Rössl to complete the day.

Lose yourself in the sound of the mountains in Salzkammergut

Follow in Julie Andrews' footsteps and hike along the mountainous paths of the Salzkammergut. The hiking paths around the hotel offer breathtaking scenery and unrivalled views. Discover how the hills truly are alive, particularly around Lake Wolfgang. Spend the day hiking and return to the Romantik Hotel Im Weissen Rössl for a relaxing evening.

Plan your next journey of discovery today and follow in the footsteps of the Trapp family. Send a non-binding enquiry to the Hotel Im Weissen Rössl today to discover the film loved by millions in a new light. The team at the Hotel Im Weissen Rössl look forward to your stay!