Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Mirabell Palace and Gardens in Salzburg

An entrance to the Mirabell Gardens used in a scene from "The Sound of Music".

"Do-Re-Mi" steps from "The Sound of Music".

Pegagus Fountain next to the Mirabell Palace. This fountain was also used in a scene from the movie.

If you look closely, you can see the Hohensalzburg Fortress (upper left) in this photo. Another scene from the movie was filmed in this walkway.

The Mirabell Palace.


Hohensalzburg Fortress can be seen on the hill overlooking the city in this photo. We rode the Festungsbahn (funicular railway) up there later on in the day.


When our ship was docked in Passau, Germany, we decided to take a day trip to Salzburg, Austria because my daughter had never been there before. This was my second trip to this beautiful city. Our first stop was the Mirabell Palace and Gardens. If you have seen the movie "The Sound of Music", you might recognize the first first four photos as locations used in scenes from the film.

17 comments:

Lowell said...

Wonderful photos of this gorgeous place. But now I'm going to have to go watch that movie again. Which is OK, as it was a timeless and joyous movie even if a bit cornball by today's standards. But I'm fairly tired of the violence and vile language that appears in even the tamest of movies these days!javascript:void(0)

Adam said...

I thought it looked familiar, not surprised they used a place like this for the Sound of Music

Marleen said...

I like all the elegant statues.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Estou a gostar do passeio.
Um abraço e boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

biebkriebels said...

That is fun to see the scenes from the movie. Who hasn't seen "The sound of Music"must have lived under a stone! :)

Tom said...

...classic beauty!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, beautiful gardens, fountains and images. I have seen the Sound of Music many times, I always enjoyed the scenes in the movie.

Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

Sandra said...

LOVE the gate with the unicorns. these statues are all magnificent. our Ringling has statues every where like these and fountains to... a beautiful garden this is

Sharon Anck said...

I do recognize those place. What a wonderful adventure. As always, you got some great shots.

Sandi said...

I am just amazed by stone sculptures! How do they do it?

That walkway too...gasp.



William Kendall said...

A delightful place to explore!

Christine said...

I really want to visit there! I recognise those places from the film and I love it! Your photos really dazzle! So beautiful!

Revrunner said...

I'll look for it the next time I watch the movie, which I'm sure won't be long. :-)

RedPat said...

You had such a busy time on your trip, Lois!

bill burke said...

Very nice sight to see. It's been decades since I saw the movie, now I'll have to check the library and see if there's a copy.

Merisi said...

Gorgeous pictures of a beautiful city!
My grandparents lived in Salzburg and I spent my childhood summer there.

Klara S said...

Classic ans perfect.