A little bit of do-ra-me...
We loved this small city and we loved wandering through the streets to see what we could discover. Although we never took the Sound of Music tour, we did visit some of the sites where the Von Trapp family sang.
Dave sang to see me...."the hills are alive...." when we visited:
Mirabell Gardens and Mirabell Palace: Maria and the children sing 'Do-Ra-Me'
Residenz Square and Residenz Fountain: Maria crosses Residenz square in a bus on her way from Nonnberg Convent to the Trapp Villa singing 'I have confidence in me'
St. Peter's Cemetery: it was here that the dramatic flight scenes were filmed.
Mozarteum Music Academy, which was used for the intimidating gates and front entrance of the villa which Maria nervously approaches.
The Sound of Music Pavillon: can be found at Hellbrunn Palace today, in the movie it was still located at Leopoldskron Palace. One of the most famous and romantic scenes was filmed here: 'I am 16 going on 17.' There were also trick fountains there.
We must have seen the hill they climbed in the last scene after taking the Untersbergbahn cable car up for views of the Salzburg Lake District and surrounding mountains. Beautiful view in all directions.
We came across this huge market full of fresh fruit and veggies, meat, baking and fresh cooked chicken. There were long tables to stand at to eat your fried chicken, potato salad and buns. Everyone was chowing down so we joined in the fun. Delicious and messy as you eat with your hands, and then wipe up after. Dad, it was even better than KFC!
We discovered, Mönchsberg Cliffs and garden, a place that you can walk above the Old Town with a great view that leads to the castle (Schloss). A leisurely walk back down to our penzion.
Our final night in Austria took us to the Marionette Theatre to see the Sound of Music performed by eight puppeteers. It was quite spectacular and amazing the way they can make the marionettes move. We loved this experience.
The Salzburg festival, just like in the Sound of Music, began tonight with a torch light ceremony. There was some traditional dances and many people dressed in their Austrian finest, lieder hosen and dreidel dress. A fun way to end our stay....Auf Wiedersehen