Salzkammergut
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Sound of Music & Salt Mines Tour

1. Sound of Music & Salt Mines Tour

Start with the salt mines and take a breathtaking ride from the city of Salzburg into the Bavarian Alps along the Kings Lake-Ache passing the Obersalzberg, where the second headquarters of the Third Reich used to be.  Afterwards, the tour continues to its highlight – the 490 year old salt mines at Berchtesgaden. Slip into traditional miners’ clothes and take the miners’ train deep into the mountain. Experience the fascinating underground world of the salt-miners and discover the charm of the magnificently illuminated subterranean landscape. Take the slides down to the salt lake which you will be crossing by boat. After this 2-hour unique tour you will have the opportunity to explore the little picturesque town of Berchtesgaden tasting some Bavarian specialties.  After a short break go to the Sound of Music Tour - a wonderful ride with amazing views! Tour the picturesque World Heritage City of Salzburg as well as the beautiful landscapes where the opening scenes of the movie The Sound of Music were filmed. The enormous success of The Sound of Music Broadway Musical by Rodgers & Hammerstein premiering in 1959 caused film director Robert Wise and 250 crew members to turn Salzburg and its surroundings into the Sound of Music film location in 1964.   Right after release, the film became a tremendous success, awarded with 5 Oscars, becoming the highest grossing movie ever and reaching cult status over the years. Both the musical and film are based on the "The Story of the Trapp Family Singers" written by Maria von Trapp in 1949.  Do follow the traces of the Trapp family and take a tour through Salzburg and its surroundings. Visit all of the original film sets and just imagine being Julie Andrews, the main character in the film, playing Maria von Trapp. Learn about the historical and architectural landmarks of Salzburg as well as the Lake District while enjoying the highlights of the movie. Relax and listen to the Original Sound of Music soundtrack and of course feel free to sing Edelweis and much more.

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Hallstatt: Magical Christmas Tour

2. Hallstatt: Magical Christmas Tour

See how the city of Hallstatt celebrates Christmas on this tour of the best festive locations and Christmas markets in town. Discover a wide variety of Austrian traditions and customs and see for yourself why the city is one of the best places to visit in Europe at Christmas. Witness some of the region's most important sights and beautifully decorated locations as you follow your professional local guide around the streets of the city. Listen to festive anecdotes and experience Hallstatt's unique festive atmosphere. Afterward, head to the market square for a wander around the romantic Christmas market. Here, sample some of Austria's most renowned festive delicacies or sip on a glass of mulled wine as you listen to regional music and admire traditional crafts.

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What people are saying about Salzkammergut

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 103 reviews

Salt mines were very well done. Sound of Music tour wasn’t enough out of the bus to see the sites. We would had preferred slight venue change in order to physically walk to more of the locals that were actually in Salzburg proper.

Really fantastic! Peter was our Guide and he was fabulous. Great knowledge and wonderful sense of humour. Absolutely wonderful and highly recommended.

Two separate tours with two tour guides. Both were very knowledgeable and kept us well entertained for each 4hr section.

Fantastic tour

The tour guide is very professional and friendly and it is worth going to the salt mine.

My most enjoyable guided-tour that I joined. Definitely will recommend it.