Nuns and Nazis Walking Tour in Salzburg

  • 5(6)
  • Alter Markt, Salzburg, Austria
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Nuns and Nazis Walking Tour in Salzburg
  • 4 hours, 15 minutes

  • 1 - 8 participants

The Nuns & Nazis Tour is about the Second World War in Salzburg. Salzburg is unique because we are famous for a feel-good movie set in one of the darkest times in Europe. On this tour, we will not go into general history, because that is what the Free Walking Tour is for, but we will dive deep into World War II, as well as the history of the Trapp family and the story of the movie that was made about them. Traces of the Nazi era can still be found in Salzburg today, and in fact, your guide Leo’s family history is influenced by World War II. That is why he offers this tour.


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Meeting point

Kurgarten, Rainerstraße 2, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

Departure time

3:00 PM

Return details

Nonnberggasse 8, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

5(6 Reviews)
Catherine M()
2 Apr 2022

Leo gave us a tour on a rainy day (and it was cold), but he made it an outstanding experience anyway! The tour lasted over 2 hours, so plan accordingly. As a person who has watched and loved the Sound of Music since I was little (not exactly yesterday), it was honestly nothing short of thrilling to stand in some of the spots where the movie was shot. Leo has an in-depth knowledge of the movie and it's music, but also lots of behind-the-scenes anecdotes to add to your enjoyment and appreciation. His little binder of stills from the film along with historic photos give you an insider view. The history of Salzburg that he adds in (also with detailed descriptions) kept the interest of my husband who is less SOM-obsessed than I. We could tell that Leo knows his history, enjoys the SOM, and loves his hometown of Salzburg!

9 Mar 2022

Fabulous and entertaining coupled with important historical background. We left the tour satisfied, educated and entertained

8 Mar 2022

My wife and i were booked into a Sound of Music tour by another operator in Salzburg in the afternoon 2 weeks ago but due to my personal interest in WW2, we asked Leo if we could do his tour the same morning. Even though there were no other people booked on the tour, Leo still did a private tour for us without charging us private tour rates! The tour was amazing to say the least! He's done a lot of research into designing this tour and it shows. There is so much WW2 history in Salzburg but the average visitor will easily miss all of it and you need someone like Leo to really take you around and show you the history of the place. The way he's put the history of the movie and that of the war is really special. He carried around a photo album showing us important historical photographs of the city which was a special touch. My wife especially enjoyed singing a verse of Edelweiss with him in the streets of old town. The afternoon tour absolutely paled in comparison to Leo's tour for us. Highly recommended!!

28 Feb 2022

The N&N tour with Leo the tour guide was amazing. Leo took the time (the tour was approx. 3 hours) to show us the Salzburg city center and enable us to view it in the eyes of a spectator living through the second world war. We would recommend re-watching the Sound of Music before the tour, though even without it the experience really is "Wunderbar".

22 Feb 2022

Salzburg is a wonderful quiet city. Highly recommend the nuns and nazi's tour. The themes compliment each other. Leo was an awesome guide, professional, cheerful. He a genuine passion for his city and culture. A fabulous way to see Salzburg.

21 Feb 2022

After really enjoying the Free Walking Tour, my boyfriend and I wanted to see/learn more so decided to join the Nuns and Nazis Tour - and loved it! Leo is a very friendly, engaging and interesting tour guide with tonnes of knowledge about Salzburg's past and present. He was really accommodating and organised the second tour for us along with another couple for the same day - thank you! The Free Walking Tour was a great way to get to know the city and really helped us to gain an understanding of where we were and what we were looking at. At the end we were given a postcard and map to help us get around for the rest of our stay. The Nuns and Nazis Tour was a fantastic way to explore The Sound of Music while also looking into Salzburg during WW2 and the impact it still has on the city to this day. There were plenty of opportunities for photos and a sing-song to some of the best tunes from the musical. My boyfriend, who has never watched The Sound of Music, also really enjoyed the tour, so I would definitely say it is for everybody - fan or not!

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  • Alter Markt, Salzburg, Austria

  • Hofstallgasse 1, Salzburg, Austria, Austria

  • Nonnberggasse 2, Salzburg, Austria, Austria

  • Mirabellplatz, Salzburg, Austria

  • Kurgarten, 2 Rainerstraße, Salzburg, 5020, Austria

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Stop At: Mirabell Palace and Gardens, Mirabellplatz 4, Salzburg 5020 Austria

After the introduction, we will cross the Mirabell Gardens, already considered one of the most famous filming locations of the movie Sound of Music.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Makartplatz, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

Makartplatz was renamed several times before, during, and after the second world war. The square is characterized by a variety of buildings that were affected by the history of the war.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Linzergasse, Salzburg Austria

Linzergasse was a neighborhood where the common people lived. Here Leo for the first time introduces you to the "Stolpersteine", which were laid for the victims of the Nazi regime.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Steingasse und Giselakal, Salzburg 5020 Austria

In Steingasse Leo tells an urban legend about a special trace of the Second World War in Salzburg. You have to decide for yourself whether you believe his story or not.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Staatsbrucke, Schwartzstrasse, Salzburg 5020 Austria

Staatsbrücke is the main bridge in the old town. Hundreds of prisoners of war and forced laborers worked against their will on the construction of this bridge during the second world war.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Alter Markt, Goldgasse, Salzburg 5020 Austria

At the Old Markt square, Leo tells more stories about common people, about a Jewish family, and how they escaped or didn't escape Salzburg before the Nazis took over.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Grosses Festspielhaus, Hofstallgasse 1, Salzburg 5020 Austria

The Salzburg Festspielhaus was shown at the end of Sound of Music during the concert before the Trapp family fled Salzburg, but did you know that the family actually performed there?

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Residenzplatz, Residenzpl. 4, Salzburg 5020 Austria

The Residenzplatz is the main square of the old town. Here you can learn all about the Anschluss, the Nazi takeover of Austria, more about the Trapp family and the history of film, but also about the only book burning that took place in Salzburg during World War II.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Nonnberg Convent, Nonnberggasse 2, Salzburg 5020 Austria

From Residenzplatz, the main square of the old town, the path leads to a lesser-known, but no less important sight. Nonnberg Abbey was not only the abbey of the sound of music but is also the oldest women's monastery in the world. Here, with a great view of the alps, you will get your last dose of Sound of Music facts and stories.

Duration: 20 minutes

Important information

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability

  • Not wheelchair accessible

  • Service animals allowed

  • Near public transportation

  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

  • The Nuns & Nazis Tour takes place outdoors. Therefore, we do not have to wear masks, but you are welcome to wear a mask and there is enough space at each stop to socially distance yourself if you wish.

  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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