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The Sound of Music

"The Sound of Music" was so many things: an international success, a fantastic myth and a true story, all of which let the world know about Salzburg and its culture -- much as Mozart had done in another era. Today, the famed musical returns to Salzburg with the newest production, at the Salzburger Landestheater. The backstage tour is not to be missed.

The Sound of Music / Musical in Salzburg © Landestheater Salzburg

The Trapp family is inseparably linked with the baroque city of Salzburg -- but many facts aren't widely known.

Did you know that the famed family lost its fortune in 1933 and Maria von Trapp dismissed the servants, moved the family into the servants' quarters and rented out their former home? One of her guests, upon hearing her children sing, suggested they enter a folk music contest. It's here that the familiar story began, leading to one of the most successful musicals ever. "The Sound of Music" gave us ”Edelweiss,” ”Do-Re-Mi” and ”My Favorite Things,” classics still passed from generation to generation.

Today, the musical returns to its Salzburg origins, at the stately Salzburger Landestheater. Don't just see the show -- book a "Ticket & Backstage" package for a behind-the-curtains tour to meet the actors, enjoy sparkling wine and receive a one-of-a-kind gift.