Austria, Sound of Music Tour
We strolled into the village to look at some of the shops and check out the really unusual architecture before making our way to the cable car lift. everyone absolutely loved it and the views were just the best! We were over 2000 feet high and saw horses grazing, hikers, hand gliders, natural lakes and mountainous views to take your breath away.
Off we went to the National Park, Hohe Tauern and the spectacular water fall. The breathtaking waterfall is the biggest one in Europe and the mountainous views and the surrounding National Park was fantastic. The noise of the waterfall was very loud and the closer we went the more we were sprayed.
Today we made our way to Salzburg, ready for our Sound of Music tour! We visited Mirabell Gardens where we relieved Maria and the Von Trapp Family, singing on the steps by the fountain.
We visited the gazebo where Leizl and Ralph sang 16 going on 17! We saw Leopoldskron Palace where the children fell into the lake from their boat and we learnt that Gretel almost drowned when filming that scene. We then passed the abbey in Nonnberg where the Captain and Maria were married in real life.
A small train ride transported us to the stunning Cathedral where the wedding scene in the movie was filmed. It’s truly spectacular and extremely ornate.
In Zell am See we took a boat across the Zell Lake into a shopping paradise with lovely narrow lanes full of a variety of great shops, all very traditional. We had lunch in a traditional Austrian pastry shop where we sampled apple strudels, yummm!
In the village of Bad Gastein we saw the amazing water fall over the bridge, cascading down under the bridge and into the valley. It was really impressive!