Schloss Leopoldskron

Leopoldskronstrasse 56-58, Salzburg, 5020, Austria
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Schloss Leopoldskron

by WrigleyTodd

You MUST walk from the city centre to the Schloss Leopoldskron (one of the locations where the Sound of Music was filmed). It is a short walk, so it can be done in the dead of winter too. Maybe 15/20 minutes tops.

Schloss Leopoldskron

by acemj

I didn't visit Schloss Leopoldskron, but it looks magnificent from up above at the Hohensalzburg Fortress. The rococo palace was featured in the famous movie, "The Sound of Music" and today is a popular conference and banquet facility.

Schloss Leopoldskron

by bugulma

View of the castle from the fortress. In that movie "Sound of Music" it's the own castle of the von Trepp family. Today the castle is owned by the state and not open to the public

The Schloss Leopoldskron Palace

by traveldave

The Schloss Leopoldskron Palace is a privately owned villa located on the outskirts of Salzburg. Anyone familiar with the movie, The Sound of Music, will recognize it as the setting for the von Trapp home.

The Schloss Leopoldskron Palace was built in the early 1700s in the Rococo style of architecture by Prince Archbishop Leopold Anton Firmian as his private residence. It was designed by Bavarian architect Pater Bernhard Stuart, a Benedictine monk from Regensburg and professor of mathematics at Salzburg University. The building has three floors and an octagonal tower in its center. The intricate stucco work was done by Johan Kleber.

After the First World War, the villa was purchased by Max Reinhardt, a co-founder of the Salzburg Festival. During the 1930s, the Schloss Leopoldskron Palace was a center of the Salzburg social scene. Because Max Reinhardt was a Jew, he fled Austria in 1938 after the Nazi take-over of the country. After the Second World War, the property was bought by the Salzburg Seminar, an organization founded by Harvard graduates.

Nowadays, the Schloss Leopoldskron Palace is closed to the public. However, companies that offer day trips to the sites where scenes from The Sound of Music were filmed, take participants to a place where the villa can be seen from across the Leopoldskroner Weiher (the lake in the foreground).

Schloss Leopoldskron & Sound of Music

by globetrott

Schloss Leopoldskron is another castle , just on the backside of Salzburg, beneath the castle Hohenfeste Salzburg.
In the movie " Sound of Music " it was the castle, owned by the family von Trapp.

When looking out on the backwards-terrace you will see it directely behind this great meadow with the cross-road.
Schloss Leopoldskron is NOT open to the public, EXCEPT ONE DAY of the year :

Mostly on the 1st advent-sunday there will be a local Christmas-market there and you may see the great castle from inside.


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visiting Salzburg only one day and one night

by Igucis

please, your suggestions - what should we see in Salzburg? Maybe you'd like to be a guide (date August 18 or 19) for 4 girls from Latvia? And we're looking for camp where we could stay with car and tent. If you have any ideas, please, send me an e-mail: We'll be very thankful about any help.

Re: visiting Salzburg only one day and one night

by asianbelle

you may take a walk along mirabell garden, hike to the nuremberg convent and the fortress, take a river cruise, visit several mozart museums and churches. and if you were a big fan of the sound of music, take the tour which will bring you to several location sites of the movie, even outside salzburg (st. gilgen's, mondsee, schloss leopoldskron) and to the birthplace of mozart.

struggling between Vienna & Salzburg

by irismark

Dear Friends

I am planning to stay in Vienna and Salzburg between 16-21 Sept (totally 6 days 5 nites). I will arrive around noon time in Vienna on 16 Sept and leaving for Prague from Salzburg via train at 9:00pm on 21 Sept.

I am struggling whether to spend one more day in Vienna or Salzburg (3 nites in Vienna & 2 nites in Salzbury or 2 nites in Vienna & 3 nites in Salzburg). It seems that it has many places to see in Vienna but someone told me that some lakes near Salzburg are beautiful and worth to visit. Like Schloss Leopoldskron,Anif Castle, although they are the private properties and are not allowed to enter. Does it worth to spend a day trip to one of these lakes???Does it worth to go there as the places nearby are attractive?? Or any other suggestions for day trip?

Kindly help and advise.


RE: RE: struggling between Vienna & Salzburg

by irismark

Dear Pupulainen

Thanks for the prompt advice.

Could you please advise any great lake which is near to Salzburg for a day trip?


To take the tour or not?!

by minimoo

I am planning to visit Salzburg for a short time this summer and have read the advise against taking the Sound of Musig tour, however we will not be driving and only have a short time. Is it possible to visit the abbey and all places by public transportation, or is there a time when the tour is justified? All comments welcome! Also, is there a "checklist" of places to go in the tour (other than that in the tour sites)? Thanks. Regards,
Martha / Minimoo

RE: To take the tour or not?!

by asianbelle

We availed of the tour when we were in Salzburg. Right, there are areas which can be reached by public transpo or by walking, like the Mirabell Platz, Nonnberg Abbey, Hohensalzburg, Old City Center. However, if you have limited time (as we were then), it might be advisable to take the tour. The tour will take you to St. Gilgen's, near Schloss Leopoldskron, and St. Michael's Church which are all outside Salzburg.

I haven't heard nor read of the advise against taking the tour, may I ask the reason? Just a guess, could it be because some of the areas visited during the tour (which were used in the filming) are not open to the public? Could be that some people felt shortchanged? Personally, I enjoyed the tour and was glad we took it.

RE: To take the tour or not?!

by daftpunk

I've been to Salzburg on two occasions and have wandered around independently both time and thouroughly enjoyed it. Once it was blisteringly hot and more recently it was completely covered in snow. I loved the place both times. Can't recommend the tour as I haven't been on it but you won't be disappointed by Salzburg.

RE: RE: To take the tour or not?!

by nomad789

Thank you ... the tour was listed under one of the "Tourist Traps", as it was suggested that you could visit the sites by yourself. Thanks, for your comments, they were very helpful! Regards, Martha


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Address: Leopoldskronstrasse 56-58, Salzburg, 5020, Austria