The One Minute Diva: The von Trapp Family Villa – A New Salzburg Hotel

Breaking news! The Villa Trapp website is now up and running!! Click here for all the details!

to9xmAQ/s1600-h/villatrapp.jpg”>to9xmAQ/s200/villatrapp.jpg” border=”0″ />top:2px;padding-right:5px;font-family:times;”>I am a huge fan of Cal Simmon’s blog, The Informed Traveler, which is hosted by The Five Star Alliance, the world’s leading luxury hotel reservation service. I frequently use their blogs to plan my vacations with great tips on where to stay & what to do while visiting exotic locations around the globe. Today’s Informed Traveler blog has me looking at my calendar trying desperately to arrange a trip to Salzburg this summer simply so I can stay in a new hotel that has just opened! Perhaps I can squeeze in an Austrian getaway in between a trip to the Loire this June & a Med cruise this August! According to The Informed Traveler, the hills are alive again with The Sound of Music – of course, this time the music might be merely the trickle of laughter and cries of joy from delighted guests who are now staying in the von Trapp Family Villa!

The Trapp Villa, as the hotel is called, opens this July and is quite surprisingly reasonably priced at 100E per night including breakfast(approx $ 155 USD). The Informed Traveler writes “Visitors will have a chance to relive scenes from the movie. Sip coffee at the gazebo where Liesl, eldest daughter of the von Trapp family, and her boyfriend, Rolf, had a secret rendezvous or dine at the von Trapp family table.”

tory/2008/5/13/195317/112/hotels/Movie_Set_Hotel_The_Von_Trapp_Villa_in_Salzburg” target=”_blank”>Hotel Chatter provided even more information on the hotel, providing history buffs with those details that make the stay even more intriguing. “The von Trapps lived (at Trapp Villa) from 1923-1938. When the Nazis stormed Austria, the Baron and his family left for Italy and the villa became the home of notorious SS chief Heinrich Himmler and his butler. Leave it to the Herr to build a huge white wall around the property, which remains today, and to turn the beautiful chapel into, what else, a beer hall. When the war ended, the property was returned to the family who then sold it to a peaceful Catholic missionary order”.

While the internet seems to be all a chatter about this new hotel, I can’t find their hotel website and am at a loss for how to book it! I’ve sent Informed Traveler an email hoping they’ll help solve this mystery! Dear Readers, if you solve the mystery before IT does, please let me know!

This seems like an utterly diva-worthy hotel experience! And I can’t wait to go to Salzburg at my first opportunity! I will however have to use the utmost of self-control to keep from ripping down the Villa Trapp’s draperies and making them into a pair of lederhosen fit for a diva!


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Author: Toma Clark Haines

Toma Clark Haines is a Global Tastemaker, Speaker, Writer & Entrepreneur; and founder and CEO The Antiques Diva® & Co, Europe, Asia and America's largest Antiques Sourcing & Touring Company.

  • Nice post! I would like to have a room in this hotel for me and my wife. I think the price is good enough and not so expensive:) This year we are going to Las Vegas, but we still did not decide nothing about 2011. I will add A New Salzburg Hotel to our list:) Thanks for the post.

  • This might just be the most exclusive hotel in the world… I still can’t find information on how to book there!!!

    It sounds like a wonderful trip with your sisters!! Should you get reservations – let us know how you did it and any other good tips post trip you have!!

    The Antiques Diva (TM)

  • PLEASE tell me when you find out how to book a night at the hotel. My sisters and I are planning a “girls only” Sound of Music trip to Austria next year and I would LOVE to surprise them by getting reservations for this hotel. Unfortunately, there’s no information on the hotel besides what the newspapers said.

  • Excellent information La Reine! I hadn’t read any of this — only praise to the hotel – nothing of the local protests! I did however tell a good Austrian girl friend about this “movie site” hotel going up near her home town and she said, “What is ‘Sound of Music’?”

    I must admit, protests or not, I’m still first in line for making a booking as soon as they put information on the internet on HOW TO BOOK! Several of the sites I’ve read have said that some of the cast from the film will be at the Grand Opening, but this doesn’t seem to be confirmed yet!

    Should I make it to the hotel, you dear readers, will be the first to know if it’s worth the trip!


    The Antiques Diva (TM)

  • cher AD:
    There have been several articles in major papers about the new von Trapp hotel …apparently the locals are protesting the conversion of the home to a hotel, thinking it will cause unwelcome changes to the community, traffic congestion, etc…. the hills are alive with the sounds of disgruntled neighbors!

    Apparently locals never saw the film, it was never released in German, and they don’t like the tourists already coming to see the home; parts of the the film were shot nearby, but not at the home, and locals are fearful this will increase tourism to their small town.

    Other than that the grand opening is July 25, I can’t find any reservation info either…how grand can the opening be without guests!
    bon voyage
    la reine