The Hills are Alive and Eagle’s Nest


Visit the filming locations of “Sound of Music” in the city of Salzburg, the lake district and the Bavarian Alps on a private day trip from Salzburg.

Obersalzberg, the Eagle’s Nest and the Austrian lakes are among the other highlights of this spectacular day trip from Salzburg. The program includes Leopoldskron Castle, Hellbrunn Palace, Lake Wolfgang and Lake Mondsee, all of which were featured in the movie “Sound of Music.” Learn more about the Third Reich’s alpine retreat at Obersalzberg and visit the Eagle’s Nest. In the deep snowy winter months, you can climb the Rossfeld peak instead of the Eagle’s Nest.

  • Contains filming locations from The Sound of Music in Salzburg, the Lake District, and the Bavarian Alps
  • Eagle’s Nest or the neighbour summit Rossfeld in winter
  • Also including the Salzkammergut Lake District
  • 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: € 30,80 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.

Great experience The driver was friendly and knowledgeable. The van was super clean and comfortable. Would recommend those who keen to go to Lake District without hassle.
Karen F
Karen F
Wonderful What a wonderful tour! Patrick is a wealth of information about the area. We stopped at a number of places to take pictures of the most gorgeous scenery on the way to Hallstatt. He made a reservation at a lovely restaurant in Hallstatt where we ordered traditional Austrian food. Patrick took care of every detail. He was so easy to talk to and was eager to answer all our questions and offered recommendations of places in Salzburg to eat. Great private tour
Victoria S
Victoria S
AMAZING Amazing! The tour guide was absolutely fabulous and the town! Just WOW! Most stunning place I’ve ever been! Defo will go next time!
Hallstatt - a gem of a place Fantastic tour and Patrick was very knowledgeable and kind and courteous! Definitely recommend the drive to Hallstatt…beautiful and unique in its own way. A great day out for everyone.
Chris T
Chris T
Immersive & Engaging Started with a no fuss booking with Manfred who gave the good advise to start at 9am rather than 10am to capture as much daylight. Patrick our guide was fun, informative and accomodative. Took us to local detours to see a waterfall and gave us lots of little tips along the way. Would highly recommend.
Henrik N
Henrik N
Excellent Great tour and great friendly guide. 👌🏻 Highly recommended!!!! Would definitely use again. 👍🏻👍🏻
Highly recommend This was a wonderful experience for our group of 6! Patrick kindly stopped at several beautiful lake view photo ops along the way before we went to the salt mine (entry fee not included) and Hallstat. Everyone had fun at the salt mine, and we enjoyed a nice meal overlooking the lake thanks to Patrick's recommendation in Hallstat, a charming little town. The door-to-door service from our Salzburg hotel was fantastic.
Steve A
Steve A
Perfect Day Trip From Munich Outstanding!!! Patrick was the perfect guide. We were staying in Munich, Patrick is based in Salzburg and drove to Munich to pick us up (that’s how this tour works), so we had a Salzburg expert taking us around Salzburg. We picked the return train option for the end of the day, and Patrick walked us into the station, bought the tickets, and guided us to the platform to return to Munich. Honestly the train return was best as we slept. This is the perfect Munich day trip! Patrick is a rock star tour guide.
Tim A
Tim A
Excellent trip The view was amazing and I think we have the best time of the year for the trip. At beginning of the October colors of the trees were amazing. I stayed two days in Salzburg Austria at Hous am Moss, Cleanness of the place and relaxed atmosphere were amazing. Helpful owners even arrange an early breakfast so we could catch the plane from Munich. Thank you
Pamela B
Pamela B
Sound of Music/Lake District/Hallstatt Not sure if this was the same tour we were on, but we had Patrick as our guide and Manfred as our driver for this personal Sound of Music tour on our way to Hallstatt. It was the highlight of our trip to Austria!We decided while visiting our daughter, who was studying abroad in Vienna, to visit Salzburg as well. My husband got us this tour and we all thoroughly enjoyed it!! We have so many pictures, I can't add all of them. Patrick provided so much detail and insight into Austria for us! It was wonderful.I highly recommend!!