With the Nuns and Nazis tour, Leo covers a topic of personal interest to him and thereby enables you to dive deep into the history of world war II in Salzburg.
The meeting point for the Nuns & Nazis tour is right behind Mirabell garden.
Mirabell is one of the three most important landmarks in Salzburg. It’s a great place to start our exploration of the old town, walking all the way from one end to the other while learning about the dark history of the Third Reich in Salzburg combined with the lighter theme of the Sound of Music and visiting the filming locations and learning the real story of the Trapp family.
In 2 hours Leo covers the cornerstones of World War II in Salzburg with the background of the Trapp family and the famous 1965 blockbuster that was made about them and still attracts people to Salzburg today.
What is the Nuns & Nazis Walking Tour about?
The Nuns & Nazis Tour is about the Second World War in Salzburg. Salzburg is unique because we are famous for a feel-good movie set in one of the darkest times in Europe. On this tour, we will not go into general history, because that is what the Free Walking Tour is for, but we will dive deep into World War II, as well as the history of the Trapp family and the story of the movie that was made about them. Traces of the Nazi era can still be found in Salzburg today, and in fact, your guide Leo’s family history is influenced by World War II. That is why he offers this tour.
Your Guide on the Nuns & Nazis Tour
Your guide on the world war two tour is Leo. He is doing these tours due to personal interest. Leo has been doing bike tours about the Trapp family and the movie for years. On the one hand, he can’t get enough of people’s love for the movie. On the other hand, he has a personal connection to WWII, since his family from his father’s side is Jewish and Leo was raised in the Jewish religion by his father, while his sister was raised catholic by their mother whose family is Christian.
To maintain a personal and enjoyable experience for all, we limit our tour groups to a maximum of 25 individuals. Therefore, bookings are required. In case you can’t make it for some reason, please cancel in order to release the spot for someone else.
Reviews of the Tours
Nuns & Nazis Tour Meeting Point
The meeting point for the Nuns and Nazis walking tour of Salzburg is a tree in Kurgarten near Mirabell gardens. The tree is surrounded by benches. Therefore, it’s a comfortable place to wait for Leo.
The Places we visit
The places we visit on the Nuns & Nazis tour are places, where the major events of world war two took place but also places where stories of individuals are being told. For example the true stories of Captain van Trapp and his family but also stories of the filming of the Hollywood movie. We visit many must-see sights but also lesser-known places and end the tour at the Nonnberg abbey with an epic view of the mountains.
This Walking Tour covers the following Topics
What’s included in the Tour?
Nuns & Nazis Walking Tour Schedule
Book the Second World War Tour of Salzburg by clicking your desired date in the calendar below!
In the event that the tours are fully booked, you are still welcome to show up at the meeting point. We cannot guarantee a spot in that case, but we will do our best to accommodate you, and you can at least grab a printed city map, and a free postcard, and get some personal recommendations.
Because we guarantee a personal experience and we like to get to know our guests, tours are limited to 25 participants. Therefore, reservations are required. You find all upcoming tours in the calendar above. Click on the date to reserve your spots!
There is no limit on the number of people you can bring on this tour, but if you are with a larger group, you could consider the option of requesting a private WWII and Trapp family tour instead.
Frequently Asked Question
Welcome to the Frequently Asked Questions of the Nuns and Nazis Tour. You can use this page to inform yourself. If you have a question that is not answered here, please don’t hesitate to contact us.