Wednesday, March 25, 2015

50th Anniversary - The Sound of Music - Salzburg - Austria

For decades “The Sound of Music” has been one of the main tourist magnets for Salzburg City. The better part of a billion people have seen the movie, with 300,000 “Sound of Music” fans making the pilgrimage to Salzburg every year in order to visit its shooting locations and important milestones in the life of the von Trapp family. In 2015, the most successful movie musical in history celebrates its
50th anniversary.

Sound of Music tour photos of/and by Cynthia Dial

The city of Salzburg and its unique landmarks associated with the von Trapp family became world famous as a result of “The Sound of Music”: Back in the early 1970s, the first movie buffs were already coming to the city in order to see with their own eyes the real-life locations for the Hollywood blockbuster starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. Several times a day, “The Sound of Music” bus tours carry their international guests from Salzburg’s downtown historical district out to Lake Mondsee and back again – with guests cheerfully singing along during the ride to their most beloved songs from the musical, such as “Edelweiss” and “My Favorite Things”.

“The Sound of Music is an important ambassador for Salzburg City.

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