The Sound of Music Tour
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On Thursday, we took a two hour train ride to Salzburg, where we took a Sound of Music Tour. Almost everything in Salzburg was closed due to a holiday. One of the locals told me that it was best described in English as All Saints day. So we booked the tour and walked around a little to sight see some. I loved taking the tour. It was nice to see the places of where actual events took place and to hear about little details of the movie. We were told that Christopher Plummer, Captain Von Trapp, did not like making the movie. He called it the sound of Mucus. I think that is so funny!!
First we went to Hellbrunn, where we saw the famous gazebo used in the movie for the love scenes of Liesl and Franze and for the Captain and Maria.
After the gazebo, we went to a park where across the lake you could see Leopoldskron. This site was used to film the back of where the Trapp family lived and the lake was where the children and Maria fell of the canoe. In the garden, you can see where the gazebo originally stood. According to our tour guide, it was moved to Hellbrunn because of the issues the home owners were having with people sneeking on there property to see it. While walking back to the bus, I was able to take photos of the Fortess Hohensalzburg.
During the bus ride, we drove by Nonnberg Abby, the train station where the Trapp family left Salzburg in real life. We then drove to Wolfgang Lake, where the opening seen for Sound of Music was filmed. We then drove to Mondee to see the Cathedral for the wedding scene.