The Sound of Music

The magnificent city of Salzburg is situated in Austria. I spent a few days over there. Lying at the northern boundary of the Alps, on the banks of the Salzach River, the city of Salzburg is among the oldest and most significant spiritual and cultural centres of Austria.

The historical area of the city is dominated by baroque towers and monumental churches. Interestingly, since the earliest times, it has been divided into two regions on the sides of the Tauern Mountains. The names Pinzgau and Pongau date back to the 700s. Lungau was first mentioned in a written document in the first half of the 10th Century.

One of the most famous composers in the world lived here in Salzburg. The Mozart Museum is located in the house where he was born. It’s a very interesting museum.

 

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One of the main reasons I came to Salzburg was because of the famous Hollywood film called The Sound of Music. Every year lots of people came to this city to do the tour.

 

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A tuneful, heartwarming story, it is based on the real life story of the Von Trapp Family singers, one of the world’s best-known concert groups in the era immediately preceding World War II. Julie Andrews plays the role of Maria, the tomboyish postulant at an Austrian abbey who becomes a governess in the home of a widowed naval captain with seven children, and brings a new love of life and music into the home.

 

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During the tour you can see where the Von Trapp family lived, the church where Maria got married., and many sites where the film was made. It is very exciting.

 

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While there’s plenty to do in the picturesque town of Salzburg, if you want a day out then it’s easy to create an independent day trip across the border to Germany.

 

The picturesque Lake Königssee (“King′s Lake”) in Bavaria is only a few minutes drive from Salzburg and a very popular day-trip destination. It is situated just across the border, in Germany′s most south-eastern corner, in the National Park Berchtesgaden. As such, Lake Königssee is surrounded by some of Germany’s most dramatic mountain sceneries: Mount Watzmann and its steep cliffs surround Lake Königssee almost everywhere around its shores. The only exception is one corner, from where the Königssee Ache Creek emerges.

 

The time I spent in Salzburg was great. It is a beautiful city with a lot to do and explore. You are really going to enjoy this city.

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  1. thank you for the trip to Salzburg. The photos are great and your interwoven story beautifully done. I have been in Salzburg and to Mozart place seeing as he is one of my favourites.
    Adding to that I do love ‘Sound of Music’ and have read the real story of Von Trapp family so your posting did appeal a lot.😊 .
    Miriam

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