A huge part of my childhood consisted of watching musicals with my grandma, so of course I had to visit Julie Andrew’s stomping grounds from The Sound of Music when I was in Salzburg. While I’m not enough of a superfan to commit to the official 4 hour Sound of Music tour, a visit to Mirabell Gardens was the perfect way to pay homage to the film.
In The Sound of Music, Maria and the Von Trapp children sing “Do, Re, Mi” while dancing, running and skipping around Mirabell Gardens. You’ll recognize the gnome garden and of course, the Pegasus fountain that they leap off of, before finishing the song on the musical steps. Luckily the gardens have free wifi, allowing me to play “Do, Re, Mi” on repeat for the entirety of our visit. This was something Nick really appreciated, especially as I was making him skip down the hedge tunnel for my Snapchat story.
Check out my photos of the key locations from The Sound of Music in Mirabell Gardens below:
The Musical Steps
The Hedge Tunnel
Mirabell Gardens Information:
The gardens are open daily from approx. 6 am to dusk
Hedge Theater: closed during the winter months
Orangerie: open all year round, daily 9 am-4 pm.
Dwarf Garden: closed during winter months.
How to Get to Here:
Mirabell Palace is on the northern bank of the River Salzach. Walk across the Staats Bridge and head west to reach the gardens.
For more things to do and tips about Salzburg, check out my other post: 10 Things to Do in Salzburg