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In Salzburg, Austria, the hills are alive with the sound of tourists

In Salzburg, Austria, the hills are alive with the sound of tourists

So how exactly do you solve a problem like Maria? Are the hills really alive? And what is edelweiss anyway?

For answers to these and other imponderables, I started at the very beginning. A very good place to start. Salzburg, site of the actual story behind “The Sound of Music,” first a Broadway musical and later a 1965 Oscar-winning film, really does look like a movie set. No surprise that much of the film was shot on location.

If you love the movie as I do, it’s hard not to walk around the city, see a spot you recognize and break out in song. If you hate the movie, you probably also hate raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens.

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