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The Sound of Music (1965)

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.”

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Discover all filming locations for the following scenes

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The von Trapp family is singing "Do-Re-Mi", "Edelweiss" and "So Long Farewell" at a concert contest. The memorable concert hall from the movie The Sound of Music is located in...
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 The Backyard of the Von Trapp Villa

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The scenes from The Sound of Music representing the backyard and garden of the von Trapp Villa by the lake are filmed in Salzburg, Austria. To find the exact filming...
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 The Von Trapp House

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The von Trapp house from the musical movie The Sound of Music was filmed in Salzburg. To find the exact filming location read on or click on the map pointer in...
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 Singing in the Garden (Do Re Mi)

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Maria and the Children are singing the song Do-Re-Mi in a beautiful botanical garden in The Sound of Music. This garden is located in the middle of Salzburg, Austria. To...
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 The Picnic Meadow (Do Re Mi)

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Maria and the Children are having a picnic on a meadow overlooking a valley with a beautiful castle in The Sound of Music. The picnic meadow still exists and you...
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 Opening Scene (The Hills are Alive)

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The opening scene from The Sound of Music is probably one of the most recognizable scenes in the film history. The iconic filming location where Julie Andrews sings "The Hills are...

Where was the movie The Sound of Music filmed?

One of the most popular musical movies of all time, The Sound of Music, was mostly shot in the beautiful town of Salzburg and the surrounding region in Austria.

 

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.

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