The Hills Are Alive Around Salzburg, Austria

“The hills are alive with the sound of music
With songs they have sung for a thousand years
The hills fill my heart with the sound of music
My heart wants to sing every song it hears.
– The Sound Of Music

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One of the most popular movies of all time is The Sound of Music. Though it was made more than 50 years ago, its message of hope in a time of war, expressed through music, has stood the test of time.

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(Lake Leopoldskron and Leopoldskron Palace)

The film was shot around Salzburg, Austria, and whether one likes to sing along to the soundtrack or not, everyone can agree that the beauty of the place is something that adds to its charm.

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(St. Gilgen)

The city of Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart, is itself beautiful, but seeing the Lake District and the Alps around it was an even more heartwarming experience.

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(Lake Mondsee)

Like the film, it made me see a world where music can fill the soul, where one can be reminded of the beauty in this world.

But we don’t have to go as far as Austria. As the song goes:
“When the dog bites, when the bee stings
  When I’m feeling sad
  I simply remember my favorite things
  And then I don’t feel so bad.”
– My Favorite Things

We can always find a quiet corner in our everyday world, where we can hum a cheerful melody in our head.

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