Our World Tuesday: Salzburg’s Mirabell Palace and Gardens

Travel plus movies. Fun and funner.

As soon as we planned our trip to Austria, I knew I wanted to take the Sound of Music tour in Salzburg. Yes, I was the subject of ridicule among my friends, and Music Man barely tolerated the idea. But how could I go to Austria without seeing where Julie Andrews made cinematic history?

Today’s photo tour takes us to the Mirabell Palace and Gardens where some of the Do Re Mi sequences were filmed.

Remember these steps? I was there, too.

Remember when the children run around the garden and mimic the attitudes of the dwarves? You can do that too!

The Dwarf Garden has a bunch of interesting creatures made of white marble and they date back to the time of Archbishop Franz Anton Harrach in the early 1700s. I think I took photos of every darn dwarf — I knew I would use them someday and here we are.

We also went to Schloss Hellbrunn where the gazebo in which Liesl and Rolf sing “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” has been moved to protect it from trespassers. The interior shots were actually done on a set in Hollywood, but you can get your picture taken from the outside, as I did on a rainy day.

I enjoy seeing the movie locations when I am touring; it makes the fake world of movies seem a little bit more real. If you’re going to Salzburg, don’t let anyone talk you out of the Sound of Music tour. You’ll love it!

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11 thoughts on “Our World Tuesday: Salzburg’s Mirabell Palace and Gardens

    • Be sure to tell her to take the tour if she ever goes to Salzburg. It’s a wonderful city to visit. And thanks for stopping by, Dana.

  1. This is SO cool!!!!!!!! I wouldn’t have let anyone talk ME out of it, either!! I would have been all over this! I notice on the first pictured dwarf that there is a hole in his left hand. Does that usually hold something like a bouquet of flowers? It’s cool that you got your picture taken outside the gazebo. You should have had someone take a photo of you AND your husband with him on one knee singing “You Are Sixteen”!!!!! 🙂 Great pictures, Jennie!!!

    • Trust me, Alycia, it was enough that I got him to even go on the tour. And there was no one to take a photo because no one else was stupid enough to go out in the rain and fog to see the gazebo. 🙂 I remember wondering what that hole in the dwarf’s hand was supposed to hold, too. A staff maybe?

  2. Hi Jennie … oh my ! This post brings back memories … I’ve taken the “Sound of Music” tour and loved every minute of it … I still think that was one of the best musicals ever made.
    Thanks for dropping by my site and I look forward to experiencing a little of what life has in store for you in your corner of the world …. or I think that should read – in your many corners of the world.

    “All Things French”

  3. What a wonderful tour! I loved this movie and would like to visit all these places. The Dwwrf garden is wonderful and cute. Great photos, thanks for sharing!

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