The Hills are Alive and Eagle’s Nest

Captivating Sound of Music and Eagle’s Nest Tour: Alpine Adventures Await

Discover the enchanting blend of music and history with our Sound of Music and Eagle’s Nest Tour. Immerse yourself in the iconic melodies of Salzburg, the backdrop for the beloved movie. Traverse the alpine landscapes and explore the historic Eagle’s Nest, where history meets breathtaking views.

Our expert guides will lead you through the cultural treasures of Salzburg, capturing the essence of the Sound of Music. Witness the panoramic beauty of the Alps from the Eagle’s Nest, creating lasting memories.

This comprehensive tour ensures an immersive experience, allowing you to absorb the musical charm of Salzburg and the historical significance of the Eagle’s Nest. Book your Sound of Music and Eagle’s Nest adventure now, and let the alpine adventures unfold before you.”

  • Melodic Journey: Immerse yourself in the enchanting melodies of Salzburg, the backdrop of the beloved Sound of Music.
  • Alpine Adventure: Traverse breathtaking alpine landscapes while exploring the historic Eagle’s Nest.
  • Lasting Memories: Create memories as you absorb the musical charm of Salzburg and the historical significance of the Eagle’s Nest.
  • Exclusive Private Tour from Salzburg

8 hours

Private Tour

720 .00

Tour Overview

Step back in time on this full-day tour for fans of The Sound of Music. Start the day at 10am when your private tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Salzburg.

Begin with a sightseeing trip of Salzburg, which includes stops at Leopoldskron Palace and Hellbrunn Palace. Mirabell Gardens is a Sound of Music city attraction. Take in the panoramic picture of the lake, with Leopoldskron Castle and the fortress in the background. Leopoldskron served as the von Trapp family’s home in The Sound of Music. The boat scene with Maria and the children was also shot on location.

The next visit is Hellbrunn Palace, where the Sound of Music Gazebo can be found today – 16 going 17.

Your journey then takes you on a scenic route to the Obersalzberg region. During a visit to Obersalzberg and the Berghof ruins, you will dive deeper into the history of the region. The Berghof, located at 3,000 ft above sea level, was Hitler’s former mountain residence on Obersalzberg.

From Obersalzberg you can reach the Eagle’s Nest by special buses and an elevator. You will have two hours to explore the vicinity. Take in the spectacular view from Eagle’s Nest.

The Eagle’s Nest is only accessible from about mid of May until the end of October, you’ll have the great option of the neighbor summit Rossfeld during the winter months. The Sound of Music hiking scene was filmed at the Rossfeld.

Rossfeld is also a great vantage point for panoramic views of the majestic Austrian and Bavarian Alps, as well as the adjacent Eagle’s Nest. If you want a less busy, more local setting than the Eagle’s Nest, you can also choose this option when it is open.

The journey continues from the Bavarian Alps to Fuschl Castle in the picturesque Salzburg Lake District. Capture the Castle with the emerald green Fuschlsee in the background before going on to St. Gilgen and the next photo spot, Wolfgangsee.

Lake Wolfgang and the towns of St. Gilgen and St. Wolfgang are the following highlights. Capture St. Wolfgang from a high view point before proceeding to the Sound of Music Wedding Church in Mondsee.

After an eight-hour exploration of Salzburg and the Kehlsteinhaus, your private trip concludes with a drive back to your Salzburg city hotel.


  • Private transportation
  • Pick up and drop off in Salzburg
  • Air-conditioned luxury minivan


  • Admission/bus Eagle’s Nest: € 31,90 p.p.
  • Food and Drinks

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 48 hours in advance of the tour for a full refund. If you cancel less than 48 hours before the tour’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

Anne G
Anne G
A 10 out of 10 tour & guide I had high expectations for this tour but the scenery, our guide and the castles surpassed everything. Our guide Patrick was beyond excellent; knowledgeable, friendly and on every detail went the extra mile e.g. in the morning we stopped at the Gollinger waterfall which was an unexpected but beautiful treat. And then at lunchtime he'd made a reservation for us on the off chance at a hotel local to the Eagles Nest. We had a fantastic meal sitting on the roof terrace with views of the castle in a restaurant we would never have found ourselves. In addition Patrick had collected pictures, information & anecdotes which further enhanced the whole experience. It was a glorious day weather wise & I cannot praise Patrick highly enough. If you enjoy history, scenery and want a charming, knowledgeable & entertaining guide then this is the tour for you.
Tiziana A
Tiziana A
Fantastica Visita eccezionale con foto fantastiche, camminata comoda per il sentiero nel bosco. Magnifica esperienza da rifare
Claire C
Claire C
great outing. perfect for everyone. great guide. guide was great. stunning scenery. would do again. perfect for all ages. loved the town. highly recommend.
Wonderful Private Tour with Patrick My husband and I had a wonderful day with Patrick visiting Eagle’s Nest, Berchtesgaden and Ramsau and we would highly recommend a private tour with him. Patrick was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and full of interesting information. He went above and beyond in sharing stories about the area and answering all of our questions. He even went out of his way to show us a couple of extra sites that weren’t part of the planned tour. We are so glad we did the private tour instead of a group tour. Our day with Patrick was our favorite part of our 10 day trip to Munich, Vienna and Salzburg.
Exceeded expectations! Fantastic! What an outstanding day. Do NOT second guess booking this. Worth every penny and was a favorite day of our two week trip. Patrick made us feel like a local showing us the off beaten path to unbelievably beautiful locations. He made lunch reservations at the most picturesque restaurant in Hallstatt and provided the most relaxing adventure. We then headed to the Eagle’s Nest and his knowledge and guidance could not be matched. I cannot say enough about how much my husband and I enjoyed Patrick and the day he provided. We are already planning our return trip and 100% will request a day with Patrick again. You will not regret booking this!!
Great way to see Hallstatt! This was an excellent tour! Our tour guide Patrick picked us up promptly, and drove us to several beautiful spots on the way to Hallstatt. He was very knowledgeable and made the tour interesting and enjoyable. Hallstatt was a picture perfect town. Per Patrick’s recommendations, we rented an electric boat to go out on the lake, and had lunch at the Gruner Baum Terrace restaurant. Patrick met us at the other end of town and dropped us back at our apartment. I highly recommend this tour and Patrick!
deborah d
deborah d
Salt Mine, Berchtesgaden and Bavarian Mountain highlights This tour was truly one of the highlights of our trip to Austria. Our guide Manfred was on time picking us up and was full of interesting information during the day. Manfred went out of his way to show our family of 4 (including 2 teenage boys) beautiful and interesting sights. Manfred had made our reservations in advance for the Salt Mine (AMAZING tour) and lunch and was also very adaptable to adjust our schedule when the weather shifted. We truly saw more off the beaten path highlights and interesting little stops that we never would have encountered otherwise. In addition, Manfred went out of his way to help us secure dinner reservations in Salzburg at local hotspots. This tour was fabulous and our family highly recommends it!!!
Great Tour Group. They make it soooo easy! MCM Tours and Travel were very accommodating from the start. They were prompt in answering my emails prior to our trip and making suggestions that would work for my family of 5. We chose to tour the Eagle's Nest from Salzburg, on a Sunday. We wanted to go to the 8:30am mass first at the Cathedral. Patrick picked us up promptly at 10am right outside the cathedral at Mozartplatz (Mozart Square). His van fit us comfortably, and it was very clean. He spoke very good and clear English. From there we went to the Salt Mine Tour. We weren't planning on doing the salt mine, but we had our 3 young adult children that range from 19 to 25, Patrick recommended it and a friend from home said it was fun plus it was raining, so we decided to do it. It was surprisingly fun. I'm glad Patrick suggested it. From there we drove to the Eagle's Nest looking at beautiful scenery and listening to the history of the area from our guide. I always like private tours. You get to learn about the history, but also present day "real" life from your guide. What it's like to live in Austria today, his life and family etc... Before the Eagle's Nest we wanted to stop for lunch and Patrick guided us to a lovely rooftop restaurant called Restaurant Panorama in Berchtesgaden. It had wonderful views of the Alps and the Eagle's Nest. Wouldn't have known about it if it wasn't for Patrick. After lunch, we proceeded to the Eagle's Nest. Patrick made it very easy for us to get the tix and the bus up the mountain. He came along and provided info about the place and had us go outside on the terrace first because he knew the rain would be coming. It's just easy when you have a guide. You struggle with the travel of getting to a foreign country, all the luggage, the language barrier and all the other unknowns. It's just easy when you have someone as kind and knowledgeable taking care of you along the way. I would definitely recommend this tour and this tour group. They provide a great product and great service. Worth the money.
Best tour ever - don't miss this one! Hallstatt is absolutely stunning, and our guide - Patrick - was amazing. Professional, knowledgeable, funny, and responsive to our in-the-moment requests. He knows the area very well (he grew up there) and even our most unexpected questions led to a terrific story or example. Each stop was better than the last. Next time we're in Salzburg, we will 100% choose another tour with MCM and Patrick!
Mike E
Mike E
Amazing day! Patrick, our guide, did an incredible job. He was very knowledgeable and we learned so much. We would highly recommend him.