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Austria: Salzburg Sound of Music Bike Tour

The Sound of Music bike tour is something to experience if you find yourself visiting Salzburg for the first time or for those die-hard fans of the original 1965 movie. The Fräulein Maria's Bicycle Tours is the tour we took, and comes highly recommended by TripAdvisor. Tours begin at Mirabellplatz 4, just across the street from Andräkirche Salzburg and 50m left of the entrance to the Mirabell Palace & Gardens.

The tour begins and take the group over the Müllner Steg bridge, with an amazing view of the Salzach river and the Fortress Hohensalzburg, high above the main city of Salzburg.

At the start of the tour there were a few flat tires, which the tour operators quickly fixed, but as you can see from this picture my kick-stand is deployed and when the tour group got rolling, my kick-stand was down, resulting in a super loud grinding noise as I operated the GoPro with one hand and steered with the other. We got laughing so hard we could barely stay on the path! Good times!!

Fortress Hohensalzburg

Fortress Hohensalzburg, view from outskirts of Salzburg

The bike tour weaves in and out of small thru-ways, passing by many of the city landmarks, including magnificent churches (St Markus, St Blasius, Franziskaner Kirche, and Kollegienkirche), Mozart's birthplace, and on towards Salzburg Cathedral.

St Markus, Pferdeschwemme (Horse Well) and Klausentor (Stadttor)

All along the way the tour guide pointed out famous landmarks from the movie and additional information not usually understood by most visitors.

The "backside" of the Festival Hall of the famous Von Trapp Family

Cycling past Salzburger Festspiele along Hofstallgasse, towards St Peter's Abbey

Mariazeller Kapelle of St Peter's Abbey

The Salzburg Cathedral, at DomQuartier Salzburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

DomQuartier Salzburg is a great spot to take a break and enjoy the many local favorites

Through the gates to Margarethen Kapelle

St Peter's Cemetery and Catacombs

The Festungs Bahn Funicular, leading up to Fortress Hohensalzburg

The funicular is accessible just outside the gate that leads to Margarethen Kapelle. Tickets are available for many different sites of the Fortress, include the grounds, museum, and special locations. The view from the top is amazing.

Chess anyone?

There is a bit of short climb towards Stift Nonnberg, the 8th century Benedictine monastery. But once up top the views are worth the effort.

St Erhard from above

The entrance to the Stift Nonnberg Abbey

Stift Nonnberg Abbey bell & clock tower

Mt Untersberg in the distance

Leopoldskron Palace, home to the Von Trapp Family

Frohnburg Palace

The traveling crew, "giving it the beans!"

Another shot of Mt. Untersberg and a classic find along the way!!

Hellbrunn Palace and the famous pavillon

Final view of Fortress Hohensalzburg, heading back to Salzburg

Last stop at the Mirabell Palace & Gardens

The Fräulein Maria's Bicycle Tour was a great way to see the sites of Salzburg and the notable locations where the Sound of Music was filmed or based on. And would definitely recommend this 3.5 hour tour.

Pommes Boutique just across the street from Mirabell Palace was a nice end to the day.


TRAVEL RECOMMENDATIONS: For detailed recommendations, click HERE.


Hotel Pension Bloberger Hof, The Little Guesthouse Salzburg, Hotel Sacher Salzburg

Hotel Pension Bloberger Hof, just south of Salzburg


Casino Restaurant Salzburg, The Glass Garden, Hotel Pension Bloberger Hof Restaurant

Must See Places:

Sound of Music Bike Tour, Salzburg Altstadt (Old City), Mirabell Palace & Gardens, Edelweiss Cooking School

Extended Day-Trips:

Berchtesgaden/Königssee, Halstatt, Hallein Salt Mine Tour


TRAVEL RECOMMENDATIONS: For detailed recommendations, click HERE.

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