Salzburg Travel Guide
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After last week's incredible episode, we were reminded why we love his show:
awesome challenges, interesting locales and teams we actually like. Will Margie
and Luke be able to keep their lead, or will Tammy and Victor power ahead? Can
the flight attendants Jodi and Christie use their travel prowess to their
advantage, and will Steve and Linda stop crying and focus? Only ten teams remain
in this race around the globe. Who has what it takes to make it all the way to
the finish and win the million dollar prize?
LET'S FIND OUT!
And the hotel bathrobes are made of curtains: The home that the Von Trapp family, the inspiration for "The Sound of Music" musical and movie, will become a "Sound of Music" themed hotel this July.
Tourists have come from as far away as New Zealand to see the house that a young nun once went to live in, and now the bus-tour demographic will have somewhere to stay!
Julie Andrews die-hards take note, the house is not the home that was depicted in the movie, although scenes for it were shot in real houses in Salzburg and in Bavaria. You can buy your own gazebo to build and sing in, though!
· Von Trapp's "Sound of Music" Villa to Become Hotel [Reuters]
· The Constant Sight of the Sound of Music [Jaunted]
· Movie Set Travel coverage [Jaunted]
While the locals in the beautiful Austrian city of Salzburg barely know this film from a bar of soap, a huge percentage of foreign tourists visit Salzburg because it's the home of the soppy The Sound of Music.
Whether it's "The Hills are Alive" or "My Favorite Things", if you're visiting Salzburg in the future you'll be able to tap into some Sound of Music fever 24 hours a day, now that a new TV channel has been launched. It plays The Sound of Music non-stop, 24/7, so you've got no excuse not to catch it. Unless, of course, the sappy songs and trite storyline make you want to puke. Personally, though, we love it.
· Sound of Music Bus Tour [Albus]
· Salzburg Hotel Reviews [HotelChatter]