The Sound of Music - the Salzburg Musical

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The Kasererbräu

Close to the City’s Sights

Choose from 45 stylish, individual rooms and suites, and enjoy the luxury of living in the centre of the Salzburg cultural metropolis.
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The Only City Hotel

With its own car park

This traditional, family-run hotel in the centre of Salzburg is part of the architectural and historical treasure trove that is Salzburg Old Town.
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Own Cinema in the Hotel

Salzburg Old Town Hotel with its own Cinema!

Film history was written in the Mozartkino cinema. It’s probably the oldest cinema in the world. Austrian cinema & selected blockbusters are given the silver screen treatment!
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The Sound Of Music

The film that made Salzburg famous around the world

“From the abbey to global success”. The story of Maria Trapp (born Kutschera), the former novice from Nonnberg Abbey, made it to Hollywood. In 1965, Hollywood came to Salzburg to film the story of the Trapp family.

Maria Kutschera was a novice at Nonnberg Abbey, just a few minutes’ walk from the Altstadthotel Kasererbräu. The nuns sent her to Baron von Trapp, whose wife had died. Maria was to look after the Baron’s seven children. Her loving manner won over the hearts of the children and the Baron,  who took Maria as his wife. The Trapps enjoyed a harmonious family life until the Third Reich. Singing and dancing played an important role in the Trapps’ family life. Maria started a family choir, and the Trapps entered a folk music competition in Salzburg – and won.

Why the Trapp Family Left Salzburg

And went to America

As Baron Georg Ludwig von Trapp was forced to join the German Marines, he refused and fled with his family to Switzerland under the cover of darkness. From there, the Trapps emigrated to the USA. The family travelled across America performing as the ‘Trapp Family Singers’. As Maria Trapp wrote about her story in 1949, she had no idea that it would inspire one of the most successful musicals of all time.

The Musical

Sound Of Music

In the mid-1960s, a team from 20th Century Fox Studios made the journey from Hollywood to Salzburg. With Maria Trapp’s book in their bags, Julie Andrews and Christoph Plummer were to be the stars of ‘The Sound of Music’. Still successful to this day, the musical was filmed in Salzburg’s most beautiful locations. Such as Nonnberg Abbey, which overlooks the Altstadthotel Kasererbräu. The Trapp family’s life and Salzburg are inseparable. That’s why it’s especially great that this legendary musical premiered in Salzburg. The musical showed at the Salzburger Landestheatre on the 23rd of October 2011.

More filming locations in Salzburg:

  • Nonnberg Abbey: just a few minutes’ walk from the Altstadthotel Kasererbräu
  • Mirabell Palace Gardens: 15 minutes’ walk away: it was here that the Trapps sang the famous ‘Do Re Mi’
  • Mönchsbergstiege at the M32
  • Schloss Leopoldskron Castle
  • Schloss Frohnburg Castle
  • The horse pond at the “Festspielhaus Theatre”
  • St Peter’s Cemetery: site of the exciting chase scenes
  • Hellbrunn Palace Gardens: where the legendary pavilion from the film now stands

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