My Wonderful Sound of Music Tour
by Marlene Esterhuizen
Living in South Africa, it was my dream to go to Austria. In August 2007 we visited a friend in Vienna and then went to Salzburg. I’ve also seen the movie , 300 times??? and now that I'm a grandmother of 2 I’m still watching the movie. The chocolate in Austria is so awesome as well as the ice cream for I had to follow my husband from one ice cream shop to the other!!!
We stayed at the AM Moos guesthouse in Salzburg - the Strasse family let you feel so at home that you must go back there again. The Alphs mountain is the most beautiful I’ve ever seen!! We also went on the Panorama Tours with Peter as our guide - a day I will never ever forget! Although it rained I felt like I was in heaven! To walk and see the places where the movie was made just took my breath away. Due to a music festival in Salzburg we could only stay 2 days, but it was worth every minute. We didn't have the time to go to the "mountain" or to the Abbey but I was lucky to be standing next to the so popular dwarf. To see such a lot of people in the SOM tour bus was amazing! To think I'm not the only one that is addicted (like Linda!) to the movie. I bought some gifts at the shop opposite the church in Mondsee which I will treasure all my life. Those living in Salzburg - you have a piece of heaven there. The flowers in the gardens and around the houses are so beautiful. I never thought of asking if there were seeds of the so famous Edelweiss flower one can buy. I would love to have them in my house or in my garden! I'm dreaming of going back there when it is snowing – at Christmas time perhaps - what a beautiful sight it must be! Looking forward to reading other people’s experiences in Salzburg and to view their photos. Interesting that a lot of my photos taken on the tour are almost the same as those taken by other people on the same spots!Thank you all for sharing your love for the movie and to Linda for this wonderful website!!!