Kloster Höglwörth

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Me being the obsessive person that I am, decided to find the locations of some of the opening scenes in The Sound of Music.  

This one stumped me:
Kloster Höglwörth, Germany
.. because in some of the "movie location" websites, it's stated that the castles they fly over include Schloss Fuschl on Fuschlsee.  I don't have a screenshot to prove that they *didn't* film that one, but I did take screen shots of two castles in close up - the one above, and another that was easy to find - Schloss Anif south of Salzburg.  

So the picture above was annoying me.  I wanted to know where it was dammit!  

Well Google Earth to the rescue!

Spent a good half an hour touring the lakes of Austria trying to find it.  Did a search for schloss in the area but still couldn't find it.  Then did a search for church, and finally a search for Kloster.  And there it was - Kloster Höglwörth in Germany!  Not in Austria's Lake District at all!

Anyway.. moving on ...


Kazza the Blank One said:

Thanks :)
all around there is the same res tho?

April 26, 2010 12:40 AM


Xam said:

Last year I visited a German town called Anger. Some locals mentioned this Kloster Höglwörth as a nice location for a walk, so I Did. Tonight I just finished watching the sound of music and the opening shot reminded me of this location. So googled at hoglworth and sound of music and it pointed me directly to this website. So now I'm absolutely sure, Thanks!

March 11, 2012 10:36 AM


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