"Schafberg - The Hills are Alive" Schafberg by victorwkf

Schafberg Travel Guide: 47 reviews and 157 photos

Part of my honeymoon in June 2007

During the opening scene of the classic movie "The Sound of Music", the scene is moving across a land of green mountains and lakes before slowing zooming in on Maria who is on top of a mountain dancing and then starting to sing "The hills are alive with the sound of music ....."

The above classic scene was shot in the beautiful Salzkammergut region of the Austria, of which Schafberg mountain (1783 metres) is one of the most famous mountains at the Salzkammergut region.

This mountain is conveniently located just next to the famous town of Sankt Wolfgang (see my VT Sankt Wolfgang im Salzkammergut page) and beautiful Wolfgangsee lake. You can take the famous cog train up the mountain to have great views, trekking, relaxing etc. For "Sound of Music" fans, this is perhaps as close as you can get to experiencing the classic open scene of the movie for yourself.

Let me share with you some photos and information of Schafberg, which hopefully will be useful to you.

The scenery of the surrounding Salzkammergut region along the way up Schafberg mountain is simply breathtaking, and it is truely the reflection of the classic scenery of Austria and surrounding areas of Europe. You will really be amazed by the awesome landscape.

Here is a photograph of Schafberg mountain taken along the bus journey from Salzburg to the town of Sankt Wolfgang, which is the place for you to take the train up to the top of the mountain. To find out more about how to get from Salzburg to Sankt Wolfgang, please go to my VT Sankt Wolfgang im Salzkammergut page.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Stunning sceneries, simple trekking, relax on top of the mountain
  • Cons:The cog train journey up the mountain is rather expensive
  • In a nutshell:Great experience of the breathtaking Austrian landscape
  • Last visit to Schafberg: Jun 2007
  • Intro Updated Sep 29, 2007
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Aug 1, 2010 at 11:01 PM

    There are so many nice places to explore there... Thanks for your brilliant photos!

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Sep 30, 2007 at 11:15 PM

    a great page, Victor ! btw. this lorry is a Steyr Puch Haflinger, produced in Austria, this car holds a world-record, because it drove to the highest spot of 4000+ meters( in the Andes in 1960)


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