TV-MOVIES

Where Was The
Sound Of Music
Actually
Filmed?

By SHANE O'NEILL
“The Sound of Music” is one of the most beloved cinematic musicals, and its beautiful visuals are often a point of discussion. Filmed in the 1960’s before greenscreen and StageCraft technology existed, the production team opted to use mostly real-world locations and man-made sets to give the film a genuine Salzburg, Austria look.
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The iconic opening scene gives an aerial shot of Kloster Höglwörth and Schloss Anif and then jumps to Maria’s hilltop introduction at Mehlweg in Bavaria, Germany. The actual Nonnberg Abbey also features in the final film, but its interiors and some of the exterior shots were pure fabrication.
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Hellbrunner Allee, Schloss Leopoldskron, and Schloss Frohnburg make up various parts of Villa von Trapp, and St. Michael's Church served as the setting for Georg and Maria's Nonnberg Abbey wedding. Near the end of the film, the von Trapps' mountainous escape overlooked the villages of Obersalzburg and Untersberg.
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