The statue in Residenzplatz square / Residence Square is seen in the film but unfortunately statues are covered up to protect them in winter so only the top is visible with the market all around it ...
During their carriage ride through the city, Maria and the children sing as they pass the Residenz Fountain. Relatively recently, a patch of the original river-stone surface was revealed, prompting the city to overhaul the Residenzplatz completely.
The Summer Riding School / Felsenreitschule , seen in the final scenes of the film, it is where the singing competition is held & we see only the inside of the building ...
The Felsenreitschule as Film Set For fans of the famous Hollywood blockbuster “The Sound of Music”, the Felsenreitschule is a must-see. It was on its historic stage that Maria, the captain and the children took part in a music competition and performed their folk songs. Immediately afterwards, they fled to Switzerland to escape Nazi persecution.
St Peter’s Monastery, Cemetery & Catacombs were founded in the 7th Century & they are one of the oldest & most beautiful cemeteries. Sound of Music fans are familiar with them as the Van Trapp Family hide in them ...
Mozart’s own sister Nannerl is buried amongst these graves, as are many artists, merchants, scholars, and famous people.
The Mirabell Palace and gardens across the river - Mirabell Gardens, along with the Felsenreitschule and Nonnberg Convent, is one of the most important shooting locations from the famous Hollywood musical “The Sound of Music”. In the film, Maria and the children dance around the Pegasus Fountain in front of the palace, singing the song “Do Re Mi”. At the end of the scene, the Trapp family stand on the steps in front of the Rose Hill and sing the song’s final bars. At the same time, viewers are enchanted by unique views across Mirabell Gardens towards the fortress.
The Nonnberg Priory lies a little above the city, not far from the Riding School, its red turrets just visible. Every morning at 6:45 am, the sound of the Nuns singing still waft across the city.
Origins of the Convent
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