Filming location in The Sound of Music

Filming Location
The Backyard and the Garden of the Von Trapp Villa

The scenes from “The Sound of Music” that depict the backyard and garden of the von Trapp Villa by the lake were filmed in Salzburg, Austria. To find the exact filming location, read on or click on the map pointer in the navigation section.

“Do you mean to tell me that my children have been roaming about Salzburg dressed up in nothing but some old drapes?!”


Where did they film the scenes for the backyard of the von Trapp villa?

The scenes from “The Sound of Music” representing the von Trapp Villa, the terrace, and backyard by the lake were filmed at Schloss Leopoldskron in Salzburg, Austria.

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Interesting about von Trapp villa filming location

The pathway from the house to the lake was constructed for “The Sound of Music” but was later removed. The statues, as well as the gate and the stunning view, of course, remain.

The scenes in the glass pavilion were also filmed at Leopoldskron, but the pavilion or gazebo was later moved to another location at Hellbrunn Palace.

Some shots of the villa were done at Leopoldskron, and other exterior shots of the house were filmed at Frohnburg Castle, like the scene where the Captain watches the children arrive in a boat with Maria. The captain is standing at Frohnburg Castle, but the boat is arriving at Leopoldskron. For reference, click the camera icon in the image section above and watch the short video.

The interior scenes at von Trapp house were filmed in the Fox studios in Los Angeles.


The visiting of the Trapp terrace is restricted to the guests and customers of Leopoldskron Palace. There is good news, however, for those who really wish to see this filming location up close. Leopoldskron Palace is a Hotel, and you can book a stay there with all rights visiting the terrace as well: Book a room in Leopoldskron via

Scenes filmed at Leopoldskron filming location:

  • The Captain and Baroness Elsa von Schraeder walk through the Garden at Villa von Trapp
  • Maria and the children fall out of the boat when they greet the Captain
  • The Captain von Trapp fires Maria, then he hears his children sing
  • Von Trapp Children miss Maria even so they are not in the mood for singing
  • The Captain is watching Maria from the balcony as she walks through the park
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