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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Salzburg Austria- The Sound of Music

The next stop on our 2 week vacation was Salzburg Austria. This was a very pretty city, and of course where the Sound of Music was filmed. As Ericka loves this movie, we just had to take a Sound of Music tour where they showed us the various sights from the movie. First of all we learned a lot about the real Von Trapp family. For those of you who love the movie and are interested in the real story of the Von Trapps-just ask me and I'll tell you later what was actually true and what was "hollywood made". If you are familiar you will recognize the sights: the front of the Von Trapp house, the back of the house, the gazebo, Mirabell gardens (where Maria and the children sang Doe Ray Me), the church where they got married, the cemetary where they hid from the Nazi's, and of course the lake district where Maria sang in the mountains at the beginning of the movie. However, most Austrians wouldn't know what you were talking about if you asked them to show you the sights of the Sound of Music. Most of them have never seen the movie even though every year Salzburg attracts thousands of tourists to see these sights.

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