Filming location in The Sound of Music

Filming Location
Singing in the Garden (Do Re Mi)

Maria and the Children are singing and dancing in the beautiful gardens in The Sound of Music. The gardens, with their historic statues and fountains, remain a top attraction and are easily accessible right in the heart of Salzburg. To find the exact filming location read on or click the map pointer icon in the navigation section.

“…Doe, a deer, a female deer
Ray, a drop of golden sun
Me, a name I call myself
Far, a long, long way to run
Sew, a needle pulling thread
La, a note to follow Sew
Tea, a drink with jam and bread
That will bring us back to Do (oh-oh-oh)…”


Where did they film the gardens scene? 

The captivating Schloss Mirabell gardens, where Maria and the Trapp children sing the delightful “Do Re Mi” song, is located in the heart of Salzburg, Austria. As you wander through the gardens, you’ll recognize the iconic backdrop of the castle, adding to the charm of the scene.

Schloss Mirabell, with its Baroque architecture, stands as a testament to Salzburg’s rich history. Originally built in 1606, the palace and its gardens underwent multiple renovations. Today, the Mirabell Gardens are adorned with mythological statues dating back to 1730, and it’s a favorite spot both for tourists and locals.

Popular movies aside, Schloss Mirabell and its gardens have always been a place of art and culture. Numerous concerts, including those featuring the works of Mozart, are held here, making it a musical hub in its own right.

How to get to Schloss Mirabell in Salzburg?

Being in the city center, Schloss Mirabell and its gardens are easily accessible. You can simply take a leisurely walk from the Salzburg Cathedral or the Getreidegasse and reach the gardens in a matter of minutes. For those staying further away, Salzburg’s efficient public transport system brings you close to this iconic location.

For enthusiasts, there are also organized tours that focus on The Sound of Music filming locations in Salzburg, which, of course, include the splendid Mirabell Gardens.

The scene filmed at Schloss Mirabell Gardens

Away from the confines of their home, Maria (Julie Andrews) and the Trapp children indulge in a day of music and dance amidst the verdant beauty of the Mirabell Gardens. As they move past the statues, fountains, and the geometrically arranged flower beds, Maria, with her guitar, serenades the surroundings with the unforgettable Do-Re-Mi song.

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