Sound of Music Wheelchair Accessible Tour
On this memorable 4-hour Sound of Music Wheelchair Accessible Driving Tour, you’ll have a unique opportunity to follow the footsteps of Maria and the von Trapp family as you relive some of the best scenes from this famous world-class musical, Sound of Music. This is a private driving tour that includes step-free stops along the route, allowing you to get out and experience the fascinating sites from the movie firsthand.
This Sound of Music Wheelchair Accessible Driving Tour starts with your friendly English speaking guide picking you up at your accessible Salzburg hotel with a wheelchair accessible vehicle. From here, you’ll head out on a memorable drive that starts with the famous Mirabell Palace – a fascinating UNESCO Heritage Site. This spectacular palace was built around 1606 on the shore of the Salzach River, North of the medieval walls. Several scenes from the Sound of Music movie were filmed here, including the scene where Maria and the children sing “DO-RE-MI” while dancing around the horse fountain using the steps as a musical scale. You’ll also see the Horse Wash where Maria and the children ran and stopped to admire pictures on their way to the market, as well as the Horse Riding School where the singing competition of the musical was filmed.
This accessible Salzburg tour is full of wonderful photo opportunities! While driving along the Salzach river, you’ll admire another of the most popular locations from the movie, the Mozart Foot Bridge. This was where Maria and the children crossed the river on their way into town.If you are familiar with the Sound of Music, you’ll know that an important part in Maria’s life (in the movie as well in real life) was the convent. So of course your guide will make sure you see it on your way out of town. The convent itself is not open to the public, however, it is still an active convent with nuns.
Next, your half day accessible driving tour continues with a view of Fronburg Palace, a typical Salzburg country castle built around 1620. The front of the Fronburg Palace served as the entrance to the von Trapp family home, which was filmed at multiple locations in Salzburg. This is also where Maria arrived at the end of the song “I have confidence”. Today, Frohnburg is home to the Mozarteum, a music conservatory.
Your Sound of Music Wheelchair Accessible Tour continues with a stop at the Leopoldskron Palace, where the terrace scenes and the fall into the water were filmed. It is a picturesque place to take photos with the fortress Hohensalzburg in the background. Originally, the famous gazebo filmed in the movie was located here as well, but as fans started coming to Salzburg in large numbers and places began to get crowded, it was moved to the grounds of Hellbrunn Palace. You will make a stop at the Hellbrunn Palace as well, for a short stroll through the beautiful accessible grounds and an iconic picture by the gazebo!
Leaving Salzburg, you’ll be heading for the Salzkammergut / Lake District making your way through country villages, and you’ll enjoy a drive along Lake Fuschl where panoramic scenes of the picnic were shot. Via the Romantic Road, you’ll proceed to Mondsee (village and lake) where you can follow Maria and Baron von Trapp’s footsteps to the wedding altar. With this, your Sound of Music Wheelchair Accessible Tour comes to an end and your friendly guide will escort you back to your Accessible Salzburg Hotel.
The Sound of Music Wheelchair Accessible Driving Tour features:
- Private Accessible transportation with a wheelchair ramp
- Commentary by your friendly English speaking guide
- Pick up and drop off at you accessible Salzburg hotel
- Accessible restrooms on route
- Several stops to get out and explore the different sites *
- A memorable, firsthand Sound of Music experience!
- Mirabell Palace
- Horse Wash
- Festival House
- Mozart Foot Bridge
- Lady’s Convent
- Frohnburg Palace
- Leopoldskron Palace*
- Hellbrunn Palace (Gazebo)*
- Viewing Point over Lake Wolfgang*
- Mondsee Wedding Church (Interior Visit)
I gave the Sound of Music Wheelchair Accessible Driving Tour a 5 Star Sage Accessibility Rating because a wheelchair accessible vehicle will take you to each of the stops along the tour, and the walking portions of the tour are step-free. It does not require you to be able to transfer into a regular seat or navigate any steps.
This accessible driving tour takes place in a comfortable van equipped with a ramp to enter (see photo on the left). Your first highlight of the day will be Schloss Mirabell, located inside the old town (see photo on the right).
During your stop at Schloss Hellbrunn (Hellbrunn Palace), you’ll get out and experience the site firsthand. The area is mostly flat, with an easy to navigate walkway from the parking lot to the Palace.
Remember your camera for an iconic picture next to the 16 going on 17 Pavillion.
Take a short stroll down the famous road that Maria Von Trapp walks down in the movie Sound of Music. The path is mostly flat smooth.
*20 Euro off, if booked as part of an Accessible Salzburg travel package.
Meeting place: Your Accessible Salzburg Hotel.
Meeting time: Morning 9:00 AM or Afternoon 1:00 PM
Days Offered: 7 days a week
Maximum number of people on tour: 6
Entrance Tickets: Not needed
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Not included: Snacks/meals & gratuities.
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