Horse Bath - "The Sound of Music" - Salzburg, Austria
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N 47° 47.963 E 013° 02.431
33T E 353268 N 5295861
Quick Description: "The Sound of Music" movie was filmed at various sites throughout Salzburg, Austria, including this Horse Bath (German: Pferdeschwemme).
Location: Salzburg, Austria
Date Posted: 9/17/2014 1:58:47 PM
Waymark Code: WMMGGW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bill&ben
Views: 13

Long Description:
In the movie, Maria and the Children are filmed walking by this fountain during part of one of the "My Favorite Things" song segments. Unfortunately, when we were there in July 2014, the beautiful horse murals behind the fountain were undergoing restoration are were completely covered. The shot is seen at 50 minutes and 51 seconds into the film.

"Hugging the side of Mönchsberg Hill is one of Salzburg's public fountains which once served as a Medieval horse bath. The baths were basically car washes for horses in the Middle Ages and in the Sound of Music is where Maria and the kids dance around while singing 'My Favorite Things'. This Horse Bath called Pferdeschwemme, with is its long muraled facade, is the larger of the two in Salzburg."

--Source (visit link)

"The Sound of Music (1959) is a musical with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and a book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. It is based on the memoir of Maria von Trapp, The Story of the Trapp Family Singers. Many songs from the musical have become standards, such as "Edelweiss", "My Favorite Things", "Climb Ev'ry Mountain", "Do-Re-Mi", and the title song "The Sound of Music".

On March 2, 1965, 20th Century Fox released a film adaption of the musical starring Julie Andrews as Maria Rainer and Christopher Plummer as Captain Georg von Trapp. It was produced and directed by Robert Wise with the screenplay adaption written by Ernest Lehman. Two songs were written by Rodgers specifically for the film, "I Have Confidence" and "Something Good"."

--Wikipedia (visit link)
Movie or TV Show: The Sound of Music

Year Released or First Aired: 1,965.00

IMDB Link: [Web Link]

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