Day 14 - Part 1
We woke up just before seven, but still too late to catch the Glockenspiel in Mozartplatz. I could only hear the sound of it. We decided to take a small walk to Nonnberg Church and Convent. The walk brought us to a slightly higher hill overlooking Salzburg, and we could see that heavy fog was clouding the city. The convent was founded in 15th century. The Sound of Music was shot inside the Convent inner courtyard (which is inaccessible for public), and the church is where the real Maria and the real Captain getting married (the Sound of Music's wedding took place at Mondsee Cathedral). Around the church, I collected falling maple leaves to take home.
On our way to cross the river, we decided to make a detour to visit Leopoldskron Palace, which was used as the setting of Sound of Music (the scene where the children fell into water). The palace is not open to public and is currently used as Seminar Centre. We managed to drive inside the complex and took a quick snap.
Mozart Residence museum was fascinating. We were given a guiding handset with music clips reflecting the exhibited facsimile transcription or the relevant musical instruments. There is also an audio visual exhibition of Mozart Family tour around Europe. It also shows a growing conflict between young Mozart and his father. However, the exhibition did not give a complete picture of Mozart's biography, since it is ignoring the Vienna phase of Mozart's life.