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Mirabell Palace in Salzburg

Mirabell Palace in Salzburg, AustriaMirabell Palace (Schloss Mirabell) on the left side is especially known for its marble hall as wedding location. By the way Mirabell Gardens was also a set in the movie “Sound of Music”.  On the picture above one can see the hindquarters of the Winged Horse (Pegasus) where Maria and the children danced around.

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Exhibition ‘Sound of Music’ in Salzburg

Exhibition 'Sound of Music' in Salzburg, Austria

At the Panorama Museum of Salzburg, which offers a great view of the historic Salzburg, I visited an exhibition about the real Trapp Family. This family was featured in the musical movie ‘Sound of Music’. At the exhibition I learned about the life of the family and what kind of songs they had really sung.

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The Sound of Music cow

The Sound of Music cow

A cow painted with scenes of the movie “The Sound of Music”. This piece stands next to a booth in Salzburg where people buy tickets for bus tours to the sets of this famous American movie.

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Horse pond in Salzburg

Baroque horse pond in Salzburg, Austria

This horse pond (Pferdeschwemme) is placed next to the Sigmund’s Gate (Sigmundstor). The pond, generally known as Marstallschwemme, was designed and built in 1693 by Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach. In 20th century it became famous as one of the sets of the movie ‘Sound of Music’

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Cemeteries Sound of Music

St. Peter’s Cemetery in Salzburg

Petersfriedhof in Salzburg, Austria

The cemetery of St. Peter (Petersfriedhof) is not only one of the oldest cemeteries of Salzburg but was also a set in the American movie ‘Sound of Music’. The small windows along the rock are part of the so called catacombs.

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View of Salzburg from Mönchsberg

View of Salzburg from Mönchsberg Hill, Austria

In front of the Museum der Moderne (Museum of Contemporary Art) there is a small path where I had a great view of the old part of Salzburg and Hohensalzburg Fortress. By the way it is a set of the movie ‘Sound of Music’, as well. Maria and the children walked along this path during their song ‘Do Re Mi Fa So La’.