The hills are alive
...with the sound of music. With songs they have sung since 1965. I took the Sound of Music bike tour today and it was breathtakingly beautiful. Is it touristy? Absolutely. If you are as in love with this film as I am or even if you’ve only seen it a few times it’s absolutely worth the time and money. We rode our bicycles through Salzburg and up into the foothills to see the abbey, the house(s) where they filmed the movie, and through many other sites in the film. Everyone sang along to the songs and enjoyed taking photos in front of the famous sites. We learned about the real Von Trapp family and lots of behind the scenes information about the film. For instance, the people of Austria could care less about this movie. Also while edelweiss is national flower of Austria, the song was written for the movie and is not actually the national anthem. I’ve got plenty of fun trivia about the movie to share when I return. Sound of Music watch party!
I decided to do an overnight trip to Salzburg to see my friend Anna Barbara from my Pilobolus days and I’m so glad I did. It was so lovely to spend time and catch up with her. And to meet Simon, her incredibly hospitable boyfriend. He is also pretty funny- he had me convinced that he was part of the Von Trapp family for all of 2 minutes. Anna Barbara and I went to a dance improv jam, which I haven’t done in years. It was really wonderful to move around and play again. Thank you lovely humans for a great visit!
Salzburg is such a beautiful city and so rich with history and culture. Mozart was born here and Silent Night was also composed here. I only scratched the surface of the things to do in Salzburg but hope to return someday. If you ever get the chance to visit, I highly recommend it!
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Taylor is a travel enthusiast and recently left her job in Denver to travel throughout Europe.