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Ahhhh, “The Sound of Music” – can’t you just see the hills alive with music. This musical written by Rogers and Hammerstein, has been responsible for introducing many tourists and travelers to Salzburg and Austria.
Although the spectacular scenery was captivating, the story line was based on the memoirs of Maria Von Trapp, was purely Hollywood. Nonetheless, the scenery and setting is all there in the Salzburg area.
The original Sound of Music can be traced back to 1956 to a little known German-Austrian production Die Trapp Familie, which was followed by a sequel in 1958. In 1965, Hollywood released it as a musical, starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, and it was immediately embraced by its viewers as being representative of Austria. Well, let the truth be known, to this day The Sound of Music is still “that musical that tourists like” to Austrians.