Special Sub-Topic: Where In Salzburg Does This Scene Take Place?
|An easy one for start: in what country is Salzburg situated? |
|In the film it is the front of Trapp's home. The baron tears down the Nazi flag from above the castle's doorway when they return from their honeymoon. The family pushes their car noiselessly out the castle gate when they try to escape. Maria runs to the door when she's to meet the childrn and the captain for the first time. |
Frohnburg Castle. It was built in the 17th century as a country house for the prince Archbishop.
|The wedding scene for "The Sound of Music" was filmed there.|
The cathedral of Mondsee. 25 kilometres east of the city. The basilica was built in 1487, and the baroque Altar by Hans Waldburger dates from 1626.
|The family sings "Do-Re-Mi", "Edelweiss" and "So Long, Farewell" there at the contest, and escapes before receiving their first prize.|
The Rock Riding School (Festival House). For the construction of the cathedral, rocks were cut out of the Mönchsberg. In 1693, Archbishop Johann Ernst von Thun decided to use this cavity in the mountain and had a riding school built in which tournaments were held. Today the Rock Riding School is a theatre and one of the venues situated in the Festival District. The "real" von Trapp family sang here at a choir competition.
|Scenes shot here include the opening part where the nuns go to mass, the song "Maria", the children who come to ask if they could speak to Maria and the escape scene, where the cars are parked outside. |
Nonnberg Abbey. Nonnberg Abbey is the oldest female convent north of the Alps. It has been in continual existence since it was founded in 714 A.D.
|In the film, it's back of the Trapp family's home. The family drinks pink lemonade with the Baroness there, and - to heir father's horror - the children fall into the adjacent lake - where is that?|
Leopoldskron Palace. Rococo Leopoldskron Castle was once an Archbishop's residence. It was built in 1736.
|Maria and the children dance around the fountains and run up the steps singing "Do-Re-Mi" there. |
The Mirabell Garden. The Mirabell Garden is a colourful world of flowers and sculptures, artistically trimmed hedges and arbours, blossoms and watersputing fountains. Its characteristically large, symmetrical flower-beds make Mirabell Gardens a good example of a typical baroque park.
|Maria crosses this square singing "I Have Confidence" and she stops at the fountain to splash the water.|
Residence Square. The Residence - a massive palace - was built in the early 17th century. It was once the Archbishops residence. The Residence Fountain is the largest baroque fountain outside Italy and was built between 1658 and 1661 - possibly by Italian artist Tomaso di Garona.
|One of the main locations for the movie, setting for the two main love scenes: "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" (Liesl and Rolf) and "Something Good" (Maria and the Captain). |
The Gazebo. While making the movie The Pavilion was put up in Leopolsdkron gardens but later moved to Hellbrunn Palace - five kilometers south of the city center. The new location is more accesible for visitors.
|You can see this mountain twice in the film: when Maria sings "The Sound of Music", and in the escape scene (the end), when you hear "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" while the family climbs their way to Switzerland.|
Untersberg. The Untersberg - 1.853 meters above the Salzburg basin - offers a great view across the region.
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