updated 6/5/2008 1:59:31 PM ET 2008-06-05T17:59:31

Austrian tourism officials are debating plans to build a "Sound of Music" museum devoted to the popular musical and film.

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The von Trapp family featured in the 1965 movie and Broadway musical lived in Salzburg before fleeing Austria at the start of World War II.

Salzburg officials say a museum containing memorabilia from the film starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer could draw 140,000 visitors a year.

But not everyone is enthusiastic about the idea.

More than 600 neighborhood residents have signed a petition rejecting a museum. They told the City Council on Wednesday that they fear a museum would jam local streets with tour buses.

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