“Do-Re-Mi”, your journey to “The Sound of Music” has started!

  On February 5, 2021, the famous actor Christopher Plummer passed away peacefully at home at the age of 91. Although he has participated in many movies and musicals, the most familiar one is the male protagonist in the movie “The Sound of Music”-Colonel von Trapp. This handsome colonel impressed people with his strict discipline and deep patriotism. And “The Sound of Music” is equally impressive, as well as the beautiful scenery in the movie. Whether it’s the ridged mountains or the calm and clear lake; whether it’s the exquisite and beautiful gardens or the artistic Baroque architecture, they all show up in front of us along with beautiful stories. These beautiful sceneries all belong to the same place-the “land of music” Austria. Let us follow the story of “The Sound of Music” to explore the scenes in the movie.
  When it comes to Austria, the first thing people think of is Vienna, the “Music Capital”. Schubert, Strauss and Sons, Haydn, Beethoven, Liszt, Brahms and other classical music masters were born here, or studied and lived here, and devoted themselves to music creation. And Austria has another “Music City”-Salzburg. Although not star-studded in Vienna, Salzburg let the world know the city through two business cards: one is the movie “The Sound of Music” and the other is the talented musician Mozart.
Come to Salzburg to find memories

  Salzburg is known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world and is listed by the United Nations as a protected area of ​​human civilization in the world. This city is located in central Austria, in the northern foothills of the Alps, with high mountains to the south and Maping River to the north. The beautiful Salzburg river divides Salzburg into two parts: the new city and the old city. The old city was included in the list of World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 1996. As a resort of Austrian Baroque ancient architecture, the city is full of tree-lined gardens and fountains in various forms, and churches and monasteries with a long history are integrated with the beautiful scenery of the Alps.
  In German, Salzburg means “salt castle”. In 755 AD, it was named after a salt mine was discovered nearby. When entering this city, the first thing you notice must be the castle built on the top of the mountain. In 1077, in order to protect the salt mines, Archbishop Buhad ordered the construction of a fortress, which is now the prototype of Salzburg. Locals told me that the name of the mountain in the city center is Monk Mountain. The Salzburg Castle is on the Monk Mountain. Although the mountain is not high, it still looks very eye-catching in the Salzburg city of Mapingchuan. No wonder some people say that you never need to worry about getting lost when visiting Salzburg, because of the high Salzburg. Fort Castle is the best compass, you can see it almost anywhere in the city. The gray-white walls of the castle look a little dazzling in the sun, but this color fits well with the name “Salt Castle”. To reach the castle, you can choose to walk or take the cable car. The cable car can save energy, but if you walk, you can visit the monastery built on the mountainside.

Located on a hill in the city, the Salzburg Fortress is a landmark of Salzburg. It is 250 meters long and 150 meters wide at its widest point. It is the largest existing fortress in Central Europe.

The famous artistic sculpture on Capitol Square.

  It’s only after entering the castle that it might be more suitable to call it a fortress: high walls, staggered array of sentry towers, various styles of fortifications… You can imagine that soldiers drilled in the open space every day hundreds of years ago. A picture of guards on the city wall. Although the outer wall of the castle is mottled, it still looks like a brave veteran, guarding the entire city with a condescending attitude. This may be the largest existing fortress in Europe.
  According to the introduction, some merchants and civilians also live in the castle. A few small houses next to the barracks and a few old trees on the empty field added some warmth and firework to this cold military fortress. Perhaps hundreds of years ago, there were also children who played in the shade of the trees and played in the open space. . There is also a museum inside the castle. Enter the exhibition hall from a small room. Several glass display boxes show in chronological order how the fortress castle has been strengthened and expanded step by step by successive bishops to form the final scale in chronological order. . The minds of the bishops were not in vain. The castle of Salzburg was a castle that had never been conquered. It was not until the Second World War that Austria surrendered it to Germany because of no war. Although it withstood artillery bombing in the latter part of the war, the main body of the strong castle remained, and it was restored to its original appearance after the renovation. After exiting the model room and entering the museum, there are knives, muskets, church supplies and some palace decorations left over from the year on display. There are a large number of weapons, and the daily necessities are also quite luxurious and exquisite. You can imagine the prosperity of Salzburg that year.
  After visiting the museum, through a winding staircase, you can come to the top roof of the tower, where you can have a 360° panoramic view of Salzburg’s city from a higher angle, squares, streets, rivers and the distant High mountains, everything is in sight.
  Along the winding road from the castle down the mountain, you can see the magnificent and magnificent Salzburg Cathedral on the mountainside, but what attracts me more is a monastery on the mountainside. Turning at the fork in the mountainside, you can see the Nunnberg Convent-Maria’s first appearance in “The Sound of Music” was in this monastery, and it is said that Colonel von Trapp in the real world and Maria got married here. The Nunnberg Convent is the oldest monastery in the German-speaking area. It is not a popular tourist spot, so it is very quiet, but you can still see a few scattered tourists here to visit. It must be the same as me. “Sound”, come to the place where Maria lived to find her own movie memories. The light inside the monastery was very dark and very quiet. The tourists who entered did not make any noises. Only the prayers of the nuns echoed in the monastery. Maybe this darkness makes people just want to stand quietly, close their eyes, and listen to their inner voice.
  Along the mountain road to the foot of the mountain is Capit Square. Unlike the magnificent and magnificent Salzburg Cathedral and Bishop’s Square not far from the front, Kapit Square is small and exquisite, and full of modern art. The most conspicuous in the square is the modern art sculpture of German artist Stephen Balkenhall-the man on the golden ball, a huge golden ball is placed on the iron frame, and a man in black clothes and white pants stands on the golden ball Go up, looking at the castle. Below the golden ball is a large chess board. Black and white chess pieces can be moved. If people have time, they can carry them to play a game. Of course, playing this game is not only a test of mental power, but also physical strength. Not far from the Golden Ball, there is another exquisite Baroque fountain sculpture. This is probably the most exquisite fountain I have seen in Salzburg: In the arched doorway of the stone wall, the Emperor holds a trident and steps on the horse. The fishtail mount is majestic and majestic, and water flows from the steps below, from the mount’s nostrils, and from the instruments played by the two attendants next to it. Baroque fountain sculptures and modern golden globe sculptures also appear in a square, but there is no sense of disobedience. Since it was established as a world cultural heritage by UNESCO, the Old Town of Salzburg has shown more styles on the basis of preserving glorious historical relics. Those distinctive buildings with contemporary design styles stand in the old The city’s Baroque-style buildings have a special flavor.

  Through the Kapite Square, we came to the center of Salzburg-Salzburg Cathedral. The Salzburg Cathedral is the most conspicuous building in the city besides the castle on the hill. It seems that it was built under the hill to make the cathedral suffer a bit. Connecting the top of the mountain to the Bishop’s Square is a cloister with several arches. Remember the scenes in the movie? Mary sang down the mountain worryingly all the way from the monastery, and it was from this corridor to the Salzburg Cathedral. Compared with the narrow streets in Salzburg, the Bishop’s Square in front of the church is extremely empty. As the center of the church, the Salzburg Cathedral is magnificent. Its splendid appearance and huge dome are examples of early Baroque architecture in the northern Alps. But it is a little different. After the fire, reconstruction and expansion, it has also witnessed the change of power of the Archbishop of Salzburg. There are three important time points: Salzburg Cathedral was originally built in 774, bombing in 1944 destroyed the roof and part of the altar, and in 1959 it was expanded on the basis of the original structure. Therefore, the church marked “774”, “1628” and “1959” on the fence of the gate, representing the three major repairs of the cathedral. In front of the main wall of the church stands four statues: the saints Paul and Peter holding keys and swords, and the two patron saints Rupert and Virgil, holding a salt box and a model of the church in their hands. The two shields decorated on the fan wall represent the builders of the church. The most noticeable thing in the church is the numerous pipe organs on the wall. It is said that the number of pipe organs here is the largest in Europe, with more than 6,000. In the movie “The Sound of Music”, Colonel von Trapp and Maria held a wedding here, and the lovers finally married.

Grain Alley is the most famous pedestrian street in the Old Town of Salzburg.

The store is filled with all kinds of “Mozart”, the most famous specialty is the Mozart chocolate ball.

The Austrians wore classical costumes to the party.

  The Bishop’s Square is the largest open space in the Old Town of Salzburg, and many horse-drawn carriages park here. In the very center of the Bishop’s Square is a huge fountain sculpture, which is particularly conspicuous. The same is true for Maria in the movie. She came to the bottom of the mountain from the bitter monastery in the middle of the mountain, saw such a beautiful fountain, and unconsciously stretched her hand into the water. On the side of the Bishop’s Square is the residence of the Archbishop of Salzburg. The successive bishops of Salzburg have lived here since 1120. The interior decoration is mainly classical. There are about 180 rooms, including art galleries, exhibition halls and the office of the university president. There are a large number of murals and embroidery in the rooms. The curtains and statues are as magnificent as the royal palace. The conference hall is the venue for the little Mozart to play for the archbishops and princes and nobles. The gallery in the mansion displays European paintings from the 16th to the 19th century, which is worth visiting and admiring.
Mozart, the pride of Salzburg

  If you take a questionnaire and let people write their first association with Salzburg, I think most people will write an answer-Mozart. As the birthplace of this everlasting music master, most people learned about the city of Salzburg by understanding Mozart’s life.
  Next to the Bishop’s Square is the Grain Street, the commercial street in the Old Town of Salzburg. Of course, from current perspectives, this narrow street may be more appropriate to call “grain alley”. Although this street is slightly narrow, as a commercial street with a history of hundreds of years, Grain Street is still the most prosperous place in Salzburg. On both sides of the street, shop signs lined up, ranging from top luxury goods to handmade toys, all gathered here. Of course, as the food street where Mozart was born, Mozart must be the most important element. Starting from the statue of Mozart on the street, people seem to have entered the world of Mozart. Toys based on Mozart, Mozart coffee shop, and the most famous Mozart chocolate ball here. Every tourist who comes here will bring some Mozart chocolate balls back to his hometown, so that more people will know this somewhat naughty musical genius. At an inconspicuous corner of Grain Street, you can find Mozart’s birthplace. Mozart was born here on January 27, 1756, and began his short and glorious life.
  Passing through the grain square is the winding Salz River. The distance between the bridges on the river is not very far. One of the iron bridges called Mozart appeared in the movie: Maria took the seven children crazy to play while the colonel was not at home. The children stopped on this bridge and watched the current of the Salz River happily. There is also a chain bridge called Star, with various locks buckled on the steel cables, on which there are messages from people from all over the world, or prayers, blessings, or souvenirs. Thousands of steel cables of the bridge are wrapped tightly and fully. This bridge that carries the wishes of people from all over the world is quietly straddling the river and guarding people’s dreams.

There are many figures built in accordance with Greek mythology in Mirabell Gardens, as well as the Gnomes Garden, Baroque Museum and Natural Theater.

In a shop in Salzburg, a group of statues of the characters in the movie “The Sound of Music” are placed.

A side entrance of Mirabell Gardens. This scene also appears in the film where Maria sings with the children.

  Across the bridge, Mozart’s house is not far away. It is more widely known than Mozart’s birthplace. Although Mozart’s former residence is only a two-story small house, it is densely packed with introduction points. There is a Chinese navigator, which will tell in detail various life stories of Mozart, small interesting things, things about him and his parents and sisters, and he Used musical instruments, etc. Some works of Mozart corresponding to the period will also be played during the narration. It may take about an hour to listen carefully to the introduction, but most tourists listen carefully, and few leave early. Perhaps tourists still feel that the time is too short, hoping to spend more time in the world of this great music master, listen to his works, and feel his talent. Because for most music lovers, Mozart is not only the pride of Salzburg, but the pride of the world.

Mirabell Palace, the “Holy Land” in the hearts of fans

  If fans of “The Sound of Music” are asked to choose the place they want to go most, most people will choose Mirabell Palace. This is where Maria takes the children to sing the song “Do-Re-Mi”. The classic level of this song can be said to travel through time and across regions. Many people who do not speak English can hum a few words to the melody. “The Sound of Music” has let the world know about this song and the world. La Belle Palace is a beautiful place.
  The Mirabell Palace, built in 1606, contains palaces and gardens. It was built by the then Archbishop Wolf Dietrich for his lover Salome Alter. It was originally named “Altenau” and Known as the “Marble Palace”. Later, it was severely damaged by a fire, leaving only the marble hall and the marble staircase leading to the garden. After restoration, it was renamed Mirabell Palace, which means “amazing beauty”. This is a typical Baroque garden with a symmetrical design and shades of green trees. The various flowers in the garden are as exquisite as they have been trimmed by Edward Scissorhands. Around the fountain in the garden center, some benches are set up for people to rest. In the afternoon, it is indeed a pleasure to sit on the benches and basking in the sun. There are also many sculptures scattered in the garden, perfectly blending with the flowers and trees. The sculptures are mostly characters from Greek mythology. Among all the sculptures, the most eye-catching is the flying horse sculpture in the middle. This bronze sculpture stands on a large rockery in the middle of the circular pool. The sculpture itself has been dyed green by the long years. It is a god. Jun’s Pegasus opened its wings and raised its hooves, as if it was about to fly into the sky. In the movie “The Sound of Music”, the first shot of Mirabell Palace is this Pegasus sculpture. A small garden on the side is called the Dwarf Garden, because there are many “dwarf sculptures” in this small garden, which brings some fairytale colors to the Mirabell Palace garden. A dwarf statue appears in the movie, Maria and The children sang again and again while lining up to stroke the top of the dwarf statue. Next to the “Dwarf Garden” is a long tree-lined promenade. This promenade also appeared in the movie. Do you remember Maria running along the promenade with the children singing? That’s right, this is it! Back in reality, many children are also chasing and playing in the promenade, as if the movie scenes reappear in front of them. At the end of the tree-lined promenade is an entrance to the garden. The arms of the two statues make this entrance look like an unsealed arch. The management of the garden said that the two statues are actually a pair of fencers. Take a closer look. Although they don’t hold a sword in their hands, their actions are indeed very similar to fencing. The statue of the fencer at Mirabell Palace is a work of the 17th century and has a history of several hundred years. In the “Sound of Music” movie, at the end of the song “Do-Re-Mi”, Maria and the children are standing on a step in front of an iron gate. This step is a famous photo spot of Mirabell Palace, because Here, the Salzburg Castle in the distance can be included in the painting. When I walked to this step, I found that many people were gathering here, and I found out only when I approached it. , It was some children who stood on the steps under the leadership of the teacher and sang “Do-Re-Mi”. When the familiar melody sounded, the people around couldn’t help humming along with it. I thought it was a performance at Mirabell Palace. Later I found out that it was all my luck. I ran into a music summer camp. The teacher is a big fan of “The Sound of Music”. The children also like “Do-Re-” The song “Mi”, so an impromptu performance was performed on the steps in this movie. The singing children are not shy and stage fright, but are full of pride. The audience clapped and hummed, not only to encourage the children, but also to comfort their own memories. Although “The Sound of Music” was filmed in 1965, it has been more than half a century, but the movie and the songs in it are still deeply loved by people. This may be the beautiful story, the good character and the magic of wonderful music.

The local orchestra is playing classic music from the film.

The Leopoldskrohn Palace is the most beautiful rococo building in Salzburg.

Lake St. Wolfgang is the largest of the 76 lakes in the Salzkammergut Lake District in Austria. The scenery of the lake and mountains at the beginning of “The Sound of Music” was taken here.
Last stop in Salzburg

  If Salzburg Castle, Cathedral, and Mirabell Palace are all super popular and classic venues, then as the last stop of the Salzburg tour following the footsteps of “The Sound of Music”, there are some niches. To be precise, this last stop is a hotel-Leopolds Kron Palace Hotel.
  Leopoldskrohn Palace, also known as the “Column Palace”, is located in the southern suburbs of Salzburg. It is known as the most beautiful Rococo building in Salzburg. It was built in 1731. In the movie, the villa of Colonel von Trapp is located here, and many scenes of the movie take place here. Today, Leopoldskrohn Palace has become a private hotel, and you can only visit the interior if you stay in the hotel.
  The Leopoldscrohn Palace is built on the lake, and its most distinctive feature is its lakeside garden, and this garden, people who like “The Sound of Music” may recall many scenes at once: Maria The boat capsized and fell into the lake when he went home to say hello with 7 children; the horse body fishtail statue and the iron gate in the garden were the background that appeared many times in the play; the countess played ball with the children; Maria returned to the colonel’s house ;Wait, scenes from the film appear in front of you, as if they were actually happening. In the play, the duet between the eldest daughter and the sweetheart in the glass pavilion in the rainy night is impressive. The white glass pavilion was actually here at first, but because there were too many tourists, the hotel moved the pavilion to the southern outskirts in order to keep the garden quiet. Heilbrunn Palace, although it’s a pity that we didn’t see the famous pavilion on the original site, but in Heilbrunn Palace, more tourists can see that beautiful little pavilion, and let more people know the “Music The beautiful story of “Sound” is also a beautiful thing.
St. Wolfgang Lake District, roam freely in God’s paintings

  Follow the picture of “The Sound of Music” to visit Salzburg. The exquisite gardens and cities allow the audience to feel the beauty of art and humanity. Then the lakes and mountains at the beginning of the movie will make people feel the magnificence and beauty that nature has endowed to humans. . Under the majestic mountains, the blue lakes are spread out like a string of pearl necklaces, and the hillsides are green. The picturesque place in the movie is the Lake St. Wolfgang in the northwest of Salzburg.

  The St. Wolfgang Lake District is located in central Austria, about 80 kilometers away from Salzburg, and is known as the most beautiful lake district in Europe. Since the Middle Ages, the princes and nobles of the Habsburg dynasty have liked to come to the St. Wolfgang Lake area for vacation and hunting, and the lake area is closely linked with the Habsburg dynasty. Princess Sissi and her husband Franz Joseph I have been here many times. The Austrian people like Princess Sissi very much, and souvenirs about Princess Sissi can be seen everywhere in St. Wolfgang.

Since the Middle Ages, the St. Wolfgang Lake District has been a relaxing place for Austrian princes and nobles to escape from court life and love the landscape. Mozart also lived by the lake.

  The lake area consists of Lake St. Wolfgang, Schaff Mountain and some small towns scattered around the lake. The St. Wolfgang Lake District is composed of 7 large and small lakes connected in series. The lake is clear and blue, like a string of sapphire bracelets. In fact, these 7 lakes have their own names, but apart from the locals, few people can distinguish them, so everyone uses the collective name of the St. Wolfgang Lake District. There are many small villages by the lake, and boats are used as a means of transportation to pass through the villages. The name St. Wolfgang actually comes from a religious story. According to legend, in 972 AD, the missionary Wolfgang by the lake received a hint from the god and asked him to throw an axe with his hand to build a church where the axe fell. So he really built a church in the center of the town where the axe fell according to the oracle. Slowly, the church became the center of the town. The town began to prosper and gradually became the largest town in the Lake District. Wolfgang’s name gave this town and even this lake area. Later, the church canonized Wolfgang, so the name of St. Wolfgang was passed down.
  Locals say that in fact, the lakes in Austria are almost the same, and the towns on the lakeside are also the same, but why do you say that the St. Wolfgang Lake District is the most beautiful lake area? Because there is Mount Schaff.
  Mount Schaff is part of the Alps, with an altitude of 1783 meters, which is not high. But the location of Mount Schaff is too superior: it is located in the center of the lake area, rising from the middle of a lake, and it is particularly spectacular, and the relatively independent mountain can collect the entire lake area and more than 100 mountain peaks around it. The fundus of the eyes can be said to be a 360° panoramic field of view with no dead ends. Schaff Mountain is not only unique in Austria, but it is also difficult to find such a wide view in countries such as Switzerland, France, and Italy that the Alps run through. Take a boat to the pier at the foot of Mount Schaff, and you can see the station of the small steam train. The stop sign has the emblem of the Habsburg dynasty. The small train for sightseeing on Mount Schaff is a unique “gear train” in the area. It has a history of 120 years. In the movie, Maria took the children on this Schaff Mountain train. It seems that taking this little train allows you to experience the fun of traveling more, so that people can enjoy the process of going up the mountain, rather than as a simple means of transportation. The unhurried and slow characteristics of the small train are different from the fast and direct access of the cable car. It will not let people experience the process of slowly increasing the altitude and the scenery gradually coming into view because of the sweeping of the cable car. Reaching halfway up the mountain, overlooking the beauty of the lake area, at this time the endless stretch of Alpine peaks has begun to emerge. Get off the bus when you are close to the top of the mountain, and you can overlook the entire lake area. The hillside is very gentle, green grass, and some yellow wildflowers emerge from the grass. This is the scene at the beginning of “The Sound of Music”, and the movie poster is also shot here. Sitting on the grass, as if sitting next to Maria and the children, humming together to the wonderful music, indulging in the lake and mountains.

When the weather is clear, take a small train to the top of Mount Schaff, you can see 7 lakes and more than 100 peaks.

  From the pier at the foot of Mount Schaff, we took a boat to the town of St. Wolfgang, which is a typical European lakeside town with many small wooden buildings lined up along the river bank. These are family hotels, and in front of each small building, the emblem of each family is hung. Among these hotels, the most famous is the Hakuba Hotel. The White Horse Hotel is close to the pier, and white prancing horse signs can be seen everywhere. In 1896, two young people created a light comedy named White Horse Hotel, which described the romantic love between the hotel hostess and her foreman and doctor. After Benarski scored the play in 1930, it was a great success in Berlin, London and Broadway. Since then, “The White Horse Hotel on Wolfgang Lake” has made the world aware of the romance of Wolfgang Lake. It was also argued that the White Horse Hotel in the town was only built in 1978. Whether the plot originated from the hotel or the hotel borrowed its name from the plot is not important so far. The important thing is the result: tourists come here in search of romance among the green mountains and green waters. The White Horse Hotel has also become the “romantic hotel” in the hearts of Europeans. “.
  There is a commercial street outside the White Horse Hotel. The locals will sell some local specialties and handmade products. The most famous is the local handmade soap, which is made into various fish shapes and hung at the door of the shop, which is very distinctive. Across the commercial street, is the most famous building in St. Wolfgang, St. Wolfgang’s Church, which is also a filming location for “The Sound of Music”. St. Wolfgang’s Church can be said to be well-known in Europe, because there is the woodcut main altar created by Michel Pacher in 1481. This famous altar, also known as the “Pacher Altar”, is the most precious in Europe. One of the treasures of the church. The church also contains a large number of paintings created by famous artists in the 15th century, each of which can be called a treasure. Because the church has to receive many princes and nobles who come here on holiday, the decoration and furnishings are very luxurious.
  In the evening, the lights of the town were gradually lit up, and the boats on the lake also lit up, the stars were dotted, as if they were casting the sky to the ground. The church organ played melodious music, and the whole town was full of tranquility and peace. People enjoyed nature and music. A store had the song “Edelweiss”. The first time I heard this song was in “The Sound of Music”, the colonel played the guitar and talked about his love for the motherland. Just like the end of “The Sound of Music”, the colonel and Maria took the children across the Alps, looking back at their country, their eyes still full of love.
  ”The colonel” left, but the colonel in people’s hearts is still in this beautiful land, and has never left in people’s hearts. In Salzburg, in Schaffberg, in St. Wolfgang, everywhere in the movie, people will go there, thinking of Maria, of the colonel, of this great movie, Think of people’s kindness, love for each other, love for life, love for music and love for the country.