the sound of music hotel
sound of music fans come to salzburg and the surrounding area
to feel like they’re living a scene from the movie, but many miss
the chance to actually stay where the von trapps did: at the
hotel schloss leopoldskron.
we ended up in this historic and gorgeous hotel for one night during
our time in salzburg. after doing sound of music tours and seeing
different sights in the area, this was the closest i’ve felt to the movie.
this property is actually the home of the von trapps in the movie,
and guests get to stay in the pink guesthouse across from it.
the whole place is magical and makes you want to burst into song.
chase was channeling his inner franz to my liesl
singing “you are 16, going on 17” to me while swinging.
ha, i wish i had a video, but i think i did put it on snapchat.
how darling is this courtyard set against the pink building? ^^
we explored every inch, from the library to the high ceilings. ^^
i practically skipped through the halls & stairways in this hotel.
seriously the feeling of the movie is in the air! i don’t love when things
get too commercialized from movies or pop culture, but this hotel
feels so authentic and is a fun way to tribute the movie. plus, it’s
the sound of music we’re talking about … based on a true story
and one of the best movies ever. you better believe we watched
it in our room before going to bed the night we stayed here!
our room was very simple, with very little decoration –
but the rest of the property definitely makes up for it.
we walked over to the main house for breakfast in the morning
and felt like royalty. (we also felt very underdressed since we
had just gone on a rainy run all over the pretty green grounds
and did not expect this level of fancy to be happening at breakfast!
we took one more walk around the stormy grounds before
reluctantly packing up and heading to the train station to
go on to vienna, the sound of music songs stuck in our head.
raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens,
bright copper kettles and warm woollen mittens..
brown paper packages tied up with string,
…these are a few of my favorite things,
a list which now includes this hotel! :)