If, Christmas after Christmas, you’ve watched The Sound of Music
and wondered where the opening aerial shots were filmed, the answer is the Salzkammergut, Austria’s glorious lake district to the east of Salzburg. One of the castles is that of Fuschl am See
, a tranquil village that is every bit as beautiful under a blanket of snow, and a great base for winter walking. Some other scenes were filmed in Salzburg
itself, though the film makers took a few liberties, eschewing the von Trapps’ actual house for a grander building. At least it is the right city, which is good by film standards!