Markus Sittikus von Hohenems Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg ordered the building of the beautiful Schloss Hellbrunn (Hellbrunn Palace) and its beautiful gardens. The work on this commenced in 1613 and was completed by 1619. Shcloss Hellbrunn was only meant as a day summer residence for the Prince-Archbishop as he always returned back to Salzburg. The schloss is built as an early Baroque Villa and the natural setting surrounding it only adds to its beauty.
Some of the scenes from the Sound of Music were shot around the gardens of this beautiful palace. In the photos you will also see the house used for filming the Sound of Music, not too far away from the Schloss Hellbrunn but since it is closed for public, there are no other photos that could be taken of it.