Castles in common

When I restarted this blog recently, I began with an article rejoicing in ‘serendipity’, which I found defined as the ‘faculty of making happy and unexpected discoveries by accident’.

I have no idea how I found out that The Sound of Music and Where Eagles Dare have a castle in common. The castle in the background of this well-known shot from The Sound of Music


…is the same as the one of this view of Schloss Adler in Where Eagles Dare


The place is Burg Hohenwerfen, at Werfen, south of Salzburg. Since finding the connection, I have found several references to the place and to both films – this one for example. That does not explain how I came across the connection in the first place.



About Chris Dale

I have been an English solicitor since 1980. I run the e-Disclosure Information Project which collects and comments on information about electronic disclosure / eDiscovery and related subjects in the UK, the US, AsiaPac and elsewhere
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