In “The Sound of Music,” on her way to meet the Von Trapp family for the first time, Maria crosses The Residence Square while singing "I Have Confidence." Also in Salzberg, the Nonnbery Abbey was the spot where the nuns gave their performance of the song "Maria" in the courtyard, and where the Von Trapp children came to the gate to ask Maria to come home.
And you know those hills that were alive? Those are in the area too. The mountain where Julie Andrews' character, Maria, twirls around in the movie is near the Bavarian village of Markt Schellenberg, about six miles from Salzburg.
To see all of the major filming locations from the movie, check out Panorama Tours, which takes visitors to several spots, like Mirabell Gardens, where the Von Trapp children sing "Do-Re-Mi" on the steps.
As a bonus, Salzburg — Austria's fourth-largest city and a UNESCO World Heritage site — is a wonderful spot to visit for other reasons as well.