Private Eagle's Nest and Salzburg Filming Locations

Cultural & Theme Tours in Salzburg
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Explore Salzburg and its beautiful surroundings on the traces of the world famous musical “The Sound of Music” and visit the historical Eagle’s Nest in the Bavarian Alps. Your private guide will take you on this 8 hour private excursion showing you the City of Salzburg, the Eagle’s Nest, the Austrian Lake District and all the “Sound of Music locations that really interest you. This luxury, personalized tour is designed to give you the flexibility to pick and choose the venues, including where to go for lunch (own expense)

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Salzburg Private Tours, Salzburg, Austrian AlpsWe will pick you up from your hotel or any of the location in the city of SalzburgStop At: Mirabell Palace and Gardens, Salzburg, Austrian AlpsOn this stop we will explore the beautiful Mirabell Gardens, where the grand finale of Do, Re, Mi was filmed and we will also show you the Pegasus Fountain, Dwarf Garden, Hedge Tunnel and the steps where Maria and the kids finished Do, Re, Mi.Duration: 20 minutesPass By: Salzburg Marionette Theater, Salzburg, Austrian AlpsIf you love the Sound of Music you will know this fantastic puppet theater ( operating since 1913 ). The Salzburg puppet theater is the oldest continuous theater of its kind in the world. The Lonely Goatherd and the puppet scene in the Sound of Music where inspired by this theatre.Sound of Music Film Connection:This is what inspired one of the most memorable scenes "The Lonely Goatherd"Pass By: Pferdeschwemme (Horse Well), Salzburg, Austrian AlpsThis iconic monument fountain, built in the 17th century, was used as a horse wash in former days. It was also featured in the Sound of Music.Pass By: Felsenreitschule, Salzburg, Austrian AlpsBuilt in the 17th century as a riding school for the prince archbishops of Salzburg and transformed into a theater in 1925. This is the location where the Von Trapps performed Edelweiss and won the Salzburg festivals during the Sound of Music escape scene.Pass By: Mozart Bridge, Salzburg, Austrian AlpsBuilt in 1903 the Mozart Bridge is the oldest Bridge over the river Salzach in the city of Salzburg. In the Sound of Music Marie and the children cross the bridge while pointing during the instrumental end of "My Favorite Things" before they skip along the grassy riverbank.Pass By: Nonnberg Convent, Salzburg, Austrian AlpsThe oldest Abbey north of the Alps (714AD) was featured several times in the Sound of Music. Only the exterior of the abbey was used in the movie. Innside shots where done in a studio.Pass By: Salzburger Altstadt, Salzburg, Austrian AlpsWe leave the city of Salzburg driving south to the German boarder, your private guide will explain you the history of the city of Salzburg and how, for many years, it was a independent principality ruled by the catholic church and the importance of salt and how it influenced the growth of the city. Other points of interest will be explained on route to the next location.Stop At: Leopoldskroner WeiherHere we stop for a view over the Lake to the Palace Leopoldskron. This beautiful rococo building was used as the back of the family house in the Sound of Music. The boat scene was filmed here and it used to be the home of the original Gazebo.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Schloss FrohnburgStop and short walk to the 17th century Palace Frohnburg. This are the gates where Maria arrived hopping, swinging here guitar and singing "I Have Confidence" in the Sound of Music.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Schloss Hellbrunn, Salzburg, Austrian AlpsWalking true the location of filming Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Julie's Meadow (Sound of Music)Enjoy spectacular views (weather permitting) at the location where Maria was spinning in the field during the opening scene of the Sound of Music while singing "The Hills Are Alive With The Sound Of Music".Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Eagle's Nest Bus Departure PointOn our way to Obersalzberg bus terminal we will have a couple of great picture stops. Your private guide will show you where everything was located between 1933 and 1945. Places such as the Berghof grounds, entrance to the bunkers, SS barracks and much more. After giving you a mental picture and spacial orientation of the mountain, a scale model at the bus terminal will help you understand where everything was located.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: The Eagle's Nest, Berchtesgaden, Upper Bavaria, BavariaVisit the Eagle Nest with your private guide. From the Eagle’s Nest bus terminal. You will board a specially equipped mountain bus for a breath-taking ride up the 4 mile road, with its 27% incline to a rocky plateau. From there we will walk through a 406ft (124 meter) long tunnel, leading us directly to the original WWII brass elevator that will transport you up through the heart of the Kehlstein mountain for another 406ft, straight into the Eagle’s Nest itself. After a tour through the Eagle’s Nest, you will have some free time to enjoy the view or have refreshments.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Schloss Fuschl, A Luxury Collection Resort & SpaFormer hunting lodge built in 1450 by Prince Archbishop, Schloss Fuschl is today a Luxury Lake Side Resort.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Red Bull Headquarters, Fuschl am See, Austrian AlpsHome of the most famous Energy Drink, enjoy beautiful architecture. Duration: 2 minutesStop At: MozartblickEnjoy beautiful views above the Lake Wolfgang and the town of St. Gilgen. This is the area that was shown during the opening scene of the Sound of Music. You also have a view to the Schafberg where Maria and the children took the train up to the picnic meadow.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Basilika St. Michael, Mondsee, Upper AustriaVisit "The Sound of Music" wedding basilica. Duration: 15 minutes

What's included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Bottled water
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What's not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Schloss Hellbrunn
  • Entry/Admission - The Eagle's Nest


  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Skip the line
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Separate driver ensures your guides full attention throughout the day