Filming location in The Sound of Music

Filming Location
The Glass Gazebo

Some of the unforgettable glass pavilion scenes from “The Sound of Music,” were filmed in the picturesque city of Salzburg, Austria. The specific filming locations of these scenes may be intriguing to fans of the film. Read on or navigate to the map pointer in the navigation area to find the exact filming location.

I am sixteen going on seventeen
I know that I’m na├»ve
Fellows I meet may tell me I’m sweet
And willingly I believe


Where did they film The Glass Gazebo Scenes?

While the gazebo itself was located at Leopoldskron Palace in Salzburg at the time of the filming, the intricate night scenes requiring controlled lighting and weather conditions were filmed on meticulously recreated sets at Fox Studios. This approach blended the authentic charm of the Salzburg location with the practicalities of studio filming in Los Angeles. The gazebo has been moved to Hellbrunn Palace in Salzburg, some time after the filming to make it accaseble to the brought public.

The Scene filmed at Leopoldskron Palace:

Rolf and Liesel sing and dance in the Gazebo:
In the “Sixteen Going On Seventeen” scene from “The Sound of Music,” Liesl (Charmian Carr) and Rolf (Daniel Truhitte) meet in a graceful glass gazebo on a stormy night. The setting is the Leopoldskron Palace in Salzburg, Austria, and the characters, Liesl and Rolf, dance and sing about the transition from adolescence to adulthood, emphasizing their ages and the excitement of young love. The choreography and the reflections in the glass provide an elegant, fairy-tale backdrop that encapsulates the innocence and whimsy of their burgeoning romance.

Maria and Captain sing in the Gazebo:
Maria (Julie Andrews) and Captain Georg von Trapp (Christopher Plummer) are inside the glass gazebo at night. The atmosphere is intimate, highlighted by the soft lighting. Dressed elegantly, Maria and the Captain, close to each other, engage in a duet that captures their growing affection. Throughout the song, they share meaningful glances and a gentle, accentuating their deepening bond. This quiet, romantic moment concludes with them singing together, enveloped in the serene ambiance of the night.

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