Salzburg audio tour: Salzburg is alive with the sound of Trudy’s music

Salzburg is alive with the sound of Trudy’s music

Walking Tour

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45 mins
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2mi

About the Tour

If you are a Sound of Music fan, this is the tour for you! I’ll show you around Salzburg, the magical and musical birthplace of Mozart, and while you won't be climbing every mountain, you will see a few of my favourite things from the film.

There are plenty of highlights along the way, and some of them you can only get to on foot. I’m sure you’ll enjoy:

• Splashing your hand in Maria's fountain
• Singing Do Re Mi in the Mirabell Gardens
• Running across the bridge like the Von Trapp children
• Throwing tomatoes in the market square
• Learning about the real Von Trapp family and the real "Uncle Max”
• Hearing secrets from the production of the Sound of Music
• Seeing the church where Mozart was baptised

We’ll see most of Salzburg's less musical landmarks too, and you should have your bearings by the end of the tour.

I’m a huge fan of musicals. (You may even hear me sing lines from a few well known songs!) But I grew up with the Sound of Music at home in the UK and I've lived in Salzburg since 2007. I hope you’ll understand why I've decided to make it my home.

If you can, try and watch the film again before you do the tour. And don’t be surprised if you burst into song along the way!

Tour Producer

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Trudy Rollo

I'm British but left the UK in 1988. I fell in love with Austria when I came here in 2003 and have since made it my home. I grew up in Norfolk, but went to Scotland lots to visit my Dad's side of the family. I moved to Salzburg in 2007 and having worked in tourism for many years, I became a licensed Austria Guide in 2010. I always said I wanted to live in the hills and now the hills really are alive!

Major Landmarks

  • Lots of sites seen in the film 'The Sound of Music' including Salzburg Fortress

  • Salzburg cathedral

  • Residence Fountain

  • St Peter's Cemetery

  • Getreidegasse

  • Horse's Pond

  • Festival Halls

  • Mirabell Gardens

Directions to Starting Point

Mozart Bridge (or Mozartsteg in German) is a pedestrian bridge at the southern end of the centre of the city. You need to start on the right bank of the river Salzach - bus stop 'Mozartsteg' bus numbers 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. Address is Giselakai, behind Imbergstrasse 6.

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Tips

Places to stop along the way

My favourite Strudel can be found at Cafe Würfelzucker. I enjoy lunch at Zirkelwirt. I love the cakes at Cafe Fingerlos. The Sound of Music Museum of course for a true fan. You could take a horse and carriage ride too like Maria and the children did. The Green Market for pretzels or fish specialities and a glass of bubbly or typical sausages and a beer.

Best time of day

Anytime however St Peter's cemetery is open 6.30am - 6pm. The Mirabell Gardens close after about 9pm, depending on the time of year.
The city will be busier between 11am - 5pm. In winter some landmarks are covered to protect them from the bad weather and the Mirabell Gardens are restricted. The dwarf garden is closed in winter - usually from the first snow till early/mid March, depending on the weather.
My favourite time is early morning so you are finished in time for morning coffee and strudel!

Precautions

Please beware of cyclists and cycle trails. The cyclists have a law unto themselves and take no prisoners! Be aware too of taxis, horse and carriages and segways even though you are in a pedestrian zone. Although I consider Salzburg a very safe city - I could walk home at midnight by myself without thinking about it, I always suggest to zip up bags and make sure wallets are in a zipped up pocket.

Comments

Best erson to join on a fun and interesting tour if Salzburg. Your guaranteed best guide. Some singing. Lots of info, ideal tips it's all you need to enjoy Salzburg to the fullest. Thanks Trudy for showing us fun Salzburg. Trudy for president😂. You are the best.

Posted by Christine Aquilina , 4 months ago

Trudy’s stouts are always fabulous! Wouldn’t miss them for the world! So much fun & laughter - a real “must do” whenever you can! Love her to bits!!💜🎶🎵x

Posted by Joy Uebersax Fisher , 5 months ago

Should read “Trudy’s Tours”!
Thanks, Autocorrect!!😂

Posted by Joy Uebersax Fisher , 5 months ago

Listened to the at home tour and it’s just like if I were there! (Oops! I’ve been there with Trudy! ) both in person and listening Trudy( Maria) makes me feel as if I was one of the Von Trapp children! You rock Trudy!❤️

Posted by Tammy Cooke Hackett , 5 months ago

Again listened at home , thanks lockdown !!! Can’t wait to follow in Trudy’s (oops Julie Andrews footsteps) love the singing. Now I will have to watch the film again .

Posted by Mel Tosh , 5 months ago
Preview mode limited to first 3 locations.
Salzburg is alive with the sound of Trudy’s music