Salzburg’s Mirabell Garden is the perfect place to spend an afternoon as a family. We took our 19-month-old daughter to the garden in August 2016 during our first family trip to Germany and Austria. Visiting Mirabell Garden with a toddler is a great way to give your little explorer room to roam.
Mirabell Garden with a Toddler
Although there is a lot to see and do in Salzburg, when you’re traveling with a toddler, you’re constantly looking for places where your tiny tot can safely run around. Mirabell Garden provides that place. Our daughter can only tolerate so many historic churches, palaces, museums or other “grown up places” before she needs a break. Young children get bored easily. It’s always in your best interest to fit in some fun activities for them while traveling, too. Although there isn’t a playground, your little one will still love to run around this lovely garden. Here are a few pictures of our daughter enjoying the grounds.
Sites from The Sound of Music in Mirabell Garden
Mirabell Garden was the location for some of the most famous scenes from the classic movie The Sound of Music. One of my favorite scenes was when Maria teaches the kids the song “Do Rey Mi”. That iconic scene was filmed here. I’ve loved the movie for years, so it was nice to see some familiar sights while we were in Salzburg. Walking into the garden you might immediately recognize the grand staircase and the Pegasus fountain from the movie.
Other areas of the garden featured in The Sound of Music include the trellises, the Grand Fountain and the Dwarf Garden.
The Dwarf Garden was probably our daughter’s favorite area.5410
The garden is quite large and has various fountains, colorful flowers, and statues throughout. There is also a fair amount of green space where you can lounge or have a family picnic under the large trees.
Any Salzburg itinerary should include a visit to Mirabell Garden, but if you’re visiting with kids, it is definitely a must see.