The Sound of Music (1965)
The Sound of Music is an American musical drama movie released 1965 that received 5 Academy Awards, including Best Picture. The remarkable filming locations that were chosen by the director Robert Wise are still attracting many film tourists all over the world to Austria, where most of the scenes were filmed.
“You have brought music back in to my life. I had forgotten.”
Captain von Trapp
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Where was the movie The Sound of Music filmed?
The only scenes that were not shot in Austria are the scenes showing the interior of buildings and the opening singing scene where Maria (Julie Andrews) is singing the famous song “The hills are alive”. The Interior scenes were shot in the Fox studios in California also. Some scenes around the glass gazebo/pavilion were also shot in the Fox studios. The opening scenes where Julie Andrews sings on the Alpine meadow is filmed in Mehlweg which is in Germany, a 30 min drive away from Salzburg. To find the exact filming location of the meadow read this: Opening scene (the hills are alive)
The most on-location shooting is done in the old center of Salzburg like for example the Mirabell Palace gardens, the Residenzplatz at the Salzburg Cathedral. A little outside the old center, the filmmakers chose locations like the Frohnburg castle and the beautiful garden at Schloss Leopoldskron.
A little further away from Salzburg are the filming locations at Mondsee and Werfen. In Mondsee, they filmed the wedding scene at the Mondsee Abbey. In Werfen which is 30 min away by car, the filmmakers filmed the picnic scenes.