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 isedelweiss 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.

Read the full story in the Los Angeles Times.

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