Salzburg certainly wastes no time cashing in on its connection with the legendary singing Von Trapp family, immortalized in the movie The Sound of Music. From its kiosk on Mirabellplatz, Panorama Tours (t 0662/883 21 10, w www.panoramatours.com) runs what they dub “The Original Sound of Music Tour” (daily 9.30am & 2pm; 4 hr; €37) on which you’re bussed to the key film locations, such as Hellsbrun Palace and Mondsee Cathedral, played the soundtrack and sent away with a free edelweiss souvenir.

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