If you read my Sound of Music Tour post you will know I’m a huge fan of the movie. So when we heard about the dinner and show called “The Sound of Salzburg”, based on the songs from Sound of Music, of course we jumped at it (Okay, when I say ‘we’ I mean ‘me’ but Michael happily followed along).
The show started 12 years ago and showcases the vocal talents of singers from all over the world. The show, the most successful dinner show in Salzburg, entertains the audience not only with our favorite songs from the movie, but also from other famous Salzburg musicians such as Mozart.
The show is very entertaining and they even do a little audience participation by grabbing a few from the crowd and teach them how to dance traditional Viennese dances.
The dinner side of the show was great too; a traditional Viennese 3 course meal. Both dinner and show are held at the restaurant Stieglkeller. It’s a small production with around 100 seats available. Dinner is served at 7.30pm, with a starter, a choice of white or red meat and their famous Apple Strudel for dessert. The show begins at 8.30pm right in front of the diner tables.
The show is in English so you do not have to worry about not understanding anything. There were a couple of songs sung in their native tongue but you didn’t need to understand German to enjoy the tunes.
They also include an 8 minute film with an interview from the real Maria von Trapp. This was actually really interesting to watch, to hear the real von Trapp story is quite fascinating. The video is from the 80’s and not the best quality but you can see and hear everything you need to understand the story behind the movie.
We had a great night at the Sound of Salzburg and definitely can recommend it if you love the Sound of Music movie, or just love Austrian music and culture.
For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.salzburg.info