More than 300,000 visitors come to Salzburg every year to experience the sceneries of the locations
Everyone who knows Salzburg, also knows the red sightseeing tour buses of the "Original Sound of Music Tour". In these buses, the provider Salzburg Panorama Tours (subsidiary of austriacongress) tells the story of the singing Salzburg family Trapp, who fled from the Nazis to America in 1938 and successfully toured trough the U.S. with concerts of Austrian music.
Rodgers & Hammerstein filmed the story of the singing family in Salzburg in the 1960s. The film "The Sound of Music" shows numerous locations and sights in the city of Salzburg, was awarded a total of 5 Oscars and made Salzburg at a stroke to the world-famous "Sound of Music City".
Every year more than 300.000 guests visit Salzburg to experience the sceneries of the locations of the Sound of Music.
Now TripAdvisor, the world's largest tourism search site, has awarded the “Original Sound of Music Tour” as one of the world's top 25 tourist experiences. 2170 TripAdvisor customers voted for the Original Sound of Music Tour, averaging 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Stefan Herzl, Managing Director of Salzburg Panorama Tours, welcomes around 50,000 guests a year on his tour buses and emphasizes the importance of this award for Salzburg: "Being elected to a league with attractions in New York, Sydney, Florence and Tokyo makes us all very proud. Austria would not be there without us. That is unbelievable ".
However, not only leisure tourists are thrilled by the guided tour in English. The tour with a licensed tour guide leads to the most beautiful places within the city of Salzburg and the lake region of Salzkammergut and is suitable as a side program or incentive activity for smaller groups, especially from the US.