February 23, 2018

Travel Photo Thursday-Anif Palace

Today’s entry for Travel Photo Thursday is a lovely castle on the southern edge of Salzburg, Anif Palace.

This privately owned castle has had quite a history in it’s life time but maybe it’s biggest claim to fame is it’s casting in one of the best movies ever (my opinion 🙂 ) the Sound of Music.  Yes this gorgeous neo-medieval castle can be seen in the opening scene.  Anif Palace outside Salzburg Austria

First mentioned in 1530 this castle was the summer residence of the Bishops of Chiemsee before being turned over the the Archbishop of Salzburg.

Later King Ludwig III of Bavaria hid out in the castle before abdicating his throne here.  During WWII both German and American soldiers stayed in Anil Castle for a time.

This romantic castle is part of the beautiful landscape of Austria but you will have to make do with seeing it from afar  since there are no public tours offered.

Or you could enjoy it in other movies it has been in,  like The Odessa File.


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  5. Patricia J. says:

    Hey Debbie,

    It may be possible to see the inside of this castle. The Sherman Brothers made a movie called The Slipper and the Rose, which starred Richard Chamberlain, Gemma Craven, Michael Hordern (The Secret Garden by Hallmark), Kenneth More, (et. al.) The palace was the home of Cinderella ( Gemma Craven) and one can see a great deal of the interior, (of course, it may have been altered, I’m not entirely sure) . The film itself is quite lavish, (being set in the late 18th century) and has the most beautiful musical score I’ve ever heard. The film was chosen as the royal film of 1976, and was paid a visit by the Windsor family. The Queen Mother and Princess Margaret, (and her two daughter’s) came to the set to meet the actor’s, and the film debuted at the Royal Command Performance. The Queen Mother told the Sherman Brother’s that the waltz written for the ball scene was the most beautiful she had ever heard. You can see by the things I’ve said in this post, that this is my favorite movie. It is worth the 2 1/2 hour watch if you want to see the inside of this palace!

  6. melody says:

    What a great capture of that castle, the reflection gives additional beauty..Nice angle for capturing…
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  7. Bob Crunch says:

    Such a beautiful castle. I didn’t know it was in the opening scene of The Sound of Music.
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  8. Arti says:

    Ohh.. WOW! This is so very charming, enchanting, … am really falling short of adjectives here!!! Fabulous shot 🙂
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  9. Denise says:

    Oh that’s just beautiful! Privately owned??? wow!
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  10. Anita says:

    Wow stunning picture. I’m going to Austria in 3 weeks. Would love to see this castle in person.

    Have a good day,
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    • Debbie Beardsley says:

      Thanks Anita! I’m actually going in a couple weeks too. Where will you be visiting while in Austria?

  11. This castle looks like it’s right out of a fairytale! I’m so jealous of all the beautiful castles you’ve visited. 🙂
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  12. Kristie says:

    I wonder is this castle is so rounded by a water..is there any bridge from behind will anyway the picture was great.
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  13. Grace says:

    Pretty! I like the saturation of this shot Debbie. Looks almost sepia-ish.
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    • Debbie Beardsley says:

      Thanks Grace. Wish I could tell you I planned it! I have a lot to learn in the photography arena 🙂

  14. Sooo nice! I have a special place in my heart for castles. I almost feel like breaking the rules, jumping on a boat and breaking in to do my own private tour. 😉
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  15. So it’s really surrounded by water, like the castles in movies with drawbridges and moats?
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  16. It seems like it is floating in the middle of the pond. Great shot.
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  17. I’m not usually a big fan of castles, but this one looks amazing. Great photo!
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  18. I’m a sucker for reflections and this is a great shot!
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    • Debbie Beardsley says:

      Thank you Christy! I think reflections add so much to picture and was glad to see I captured this one.

  19. It definitely looks like something out of a movie 🙂
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  20. Barbara says:

    What a stunning photo. I love the willow tree and the reflection. Such a shame you can’t see inside, though. I bet THAT would be great fun.
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  22. Ayngelina says:

    Great photo, looks so peaceful.
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    • Debbie Beardsley says:

      I think it looks peaceful too! A picnic nearby with a view of the castle would be nice 🙂

  23. Sandra says:

    Nice picture of castle ,wish i can go there in real,i am glad that i found this post thanks for sharing this with us.
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  24. The Sound of Music, the Bishops of Chiemsee, King Ludwig – what a lineup!
    Too bad, no public tours are available. Would be nice to see the inside.
    Thanks for sharing,
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  25. Clark Minn says:

    That is an awesome place!!I want to see this castle-like place in person…
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  26. Oh my gosh — The Sound of Music castle! Loved that movie, too. Beautiful place and you really caught that reflection nicely.
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  27. Lovely shot! I don’t remember seeing the castle in the movie, I’ll have to look out for it next time it’s on TV. (I did take the Sound of Music tour when I was in Salzburg though!)
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    • Debbie Beardsley says:

      My husband went with me too. It really is a great way to see a lot of Salzburg and the beautiful surrounding area.

  28. Muza-chan says:

    Beautiful photo, I love reflections…
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  29. Jose says:

    Hi Debbie, nice picture. This castle looks incredible, I will like to see its interior.
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  30. Nice photo and back story – tours are nice but to keep things sometimes not having company is required
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  31. Laurel says:

    Beautiful, but I’m soooo disappointed to hear there are no public tours offered! I thought it looked familiar and then I read the part about the Sound of Music, which I agree, is the best movie EVER :0
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    • Debbie Beardsley says:

      Seems a lot of people rank the Sound of Music as one of their favs too! A tour would be awesome but I guess the residents don’t want strangers traipsing through their bedrooms.

  32. Estter says:

    I like the photo i never sees before and the sound is good not hurting my ears listening to it.thanks for sharing this to us.
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  33. The castle did look familiar and I was just about thinking “where had I seen it”, when you mentioned sound of music. And I was just about wondering whether there was a public tour, when you answered it later :).

    I had read the novel Odessa File but have not watched the movie. If I watch it, I will be on the lookout for this castle.
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  34. Great photo! I do remember seeing this in the Sound of Music (one of my favs!) Is this place completely surrounded by water? I see a bridge in the back but its seems a little weird unless this place gets a lot of flooding.


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