Take a ‘Sound of Music’ tour of Salzburg, Austria

Take a ‘Sound of Music’ tour of Salzburg, Austria

“The hills are alive with the sound of music …”

Salzburg, located in the Austrian Alps, is probably one of the most musical cities in the world. It’s the birthplace of Mozart (there are not one, but two museums dedicated to him), it has hosted the Salzburg Festival since 1920 and and is home to the Mozarteum music conservatory. The city also served as the real-life home of the von Trapp family, and the film “The Sound of Music” was filmed on location in the city in 1964 (perhaps the most unrealistic part of the film is that music could be banned anywhere in Salzburg).

There are many lovely sights in Salzburg, and here is how to live out your fantasies of “The Sound of Music.” To take an organized tour, try Panorama Tours (https://www.panoramatours.com/en/salzburg/tour/original-sound-of-music-tour-tour-1a-28/) or First Tour Company (http://www.soundofmusictour.us/. To paraphrase: Climb every damn mountain yourself ’til you find your dream.

CAROLINE LINTON