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is the orginial Von Trapp family home now a hotel

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is the orginial Von Trapp family home now a hotel

Hi

Just wondering, is the orginial Von Trapp family home now a hotel where you can stay? If so is it worth staying there or should one just do a Sound of Music tour?

Thanks :)

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1. Re: is the orginial Von Trapp family home now a hotel

Sorry that should be ORIGINAL!!!!!!!

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2. Re: is the orginial Von Trapp family home now a hotel

The Von Trapp house opened as a small hotel in 2008. It is situated in the suburb of Aigen, a couple of miles out of the centre of Salzburg. The Sound of Music tour will more than likely not take you to that house as it didn't appear in the movie. It was owned by missionaries at the time of the film making and they didn't allow it to be filmed.

If you're a keen SOM fan it might be better to stay in the heart of the old town where there are many SOM locations and sights to see. You can see lots of them on your own, without taking a tour at all, but the benefit of the tour is that you are taken out into the lovely Salzkammergut lake area to see some of the locations from the opening credits and the church where the wedding was filmed.

Here is a link to the Von Trapp villa:

www.booking.com/hotel/at/villa-trapp.en.html

Here's the link to one of the most popular SOM tours:

panoramatours.com/salzburg-Original-Sound-of…

Hope this helps.

Liz.

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3. Re: is the orginial Von Trapp family home now a hotel

Thanks Liz :)

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I dragged my partner along on the Panorama Sound of Music tour a few years ago - he loathes the film, so it was no mean feat to get him on the bus.

It was a hoot and we both had an enjoyable time. Essentially it's a scenic tour around the local area, but the added associations of places with the film made it fun. The singalong on the bus was a little dire, though... And no Von Trapp villa en route.

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We did the Panorama Tours Sound of Music tour in December and loved it. Not sure if it is still the case but they gave us a free ticket to the Panorama Museum Von Trapp Exhibition. If you are Sound of Music fans, it is very interesting to learn more about the real Von Trapps and also the Sound of Music story.

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Here is the link to a booklet about the show on the Trapp family and SOM at the Panorama Museum that runs until Nov 2012. We just saw it, and it was very worthwhile. www.salzburg.com/pdfs/soundofmusic.html#/0

Edited: 05 February 2012, 14:30
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