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Salzburg: Sound of Music World Museum Ticket

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Discover the true story of the famous Trapp Family at the Sound of Music World Museum. See how the film compares to real history as you marvel at incredible documents and artifacts. Enjoy an exhibition that is interesting for movie and history fans.
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  • Discover a fascinating exhibition, not just for Sound of Music fans
  • Dive into the history of the Trapp family and the events surrounding their lives
  • Compare the real events to what happened in the famous musical film
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This fascinating exhibition focuses on the 3 topics: the Trapp family story, the history of the Villa Trapp, and a comparison between the film versus reality. The main interest of the museum lies in the important chapters in the lives of the Trapp family. The story of this famous singing family deals with events, changes, continuities, and disruptions in Austria in the first half of the 20th-century.

Learn about the life of Georg von Trapp, Corvette Captain, author, and representative of the extinct Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. Witness a beautiful document, which describes Georg von Trapp's wedding to Agathe Whitehead in 1911. The booklet printed for friends and acquaintances of the family describes the 3-day wedding festivities. Learn about how after Agathe's death in 1922, the family moved from Lower Austria to the Villa Trapp, where Georg married Maria Kutschera in 1927. Discover how the family lost a large part of their fortune in the course of the Great Depression and so out of necessity, the family started to perform publically as a choir. At that time they sang for the Austrofascist Federal Chancellor Schuschnigg as well as for the Italian dictator Mussolini and Pope Pius XI.

Discover how after the “Anschluss” (annexation) in 1938, the family planned their emigration from Nazi Austria. This exhibition reports the Trapps’ migration until they gained a foothold in the USA. The cinematic reality in Robert Wise's movie 'The Sound of Music' is contrasted to the reception, the filming reality, and Austria's history at that time in 10 ways. Due to the variety of topics, the Sound of Music World provides information apart from the common family story as it is shown in the commercial film and musical. Right from the beginning, the exhibition has been designed so that not only fans of 'The Sound of Music' will be interested.
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  • Food or drink

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Getreidegasse 47, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

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Product ID: 212415