Schloss Hellbrunn, Salzburg

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Built as a summer day residence for Markus Sittikus (who was both a prince and an archbishop), Schloss Hellbrunn is famous for its trick fountains. The palace was built from 1613 to 1619 as a place of celebration. Sittikus designed the fountains and water-powered figures in the palace's park to entertain and confuse his guests. The trick fountains spray at seemingly random moments, so be prepared to get a little bit wet. Visit the grottos to see representations of Greek mythology, and watch the water-powered show of Perseus freeing Andromeda and Apollo flaying Marsyas. Walk through the palace to get a feel for how the prince and his noble guests celebrated. The park was designed as a show of contrasts of light and dark, fire and water. Plan your Schloss Hellbrunn visit and explore what else you can see and do in Salzburg using our Salzburg travel route planner.
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  • It was our first stop on September 12. Castle was close, at 9:00, not yet opened, so me and my daughter only enjoyed the gardens soaked in sun. I was impressed of the water pounds; I have never seen.....  more
    It was our first stop on September 12. Castle was close, at 9:00, not yet opened, so me and my daughter only enjoyed the gardens soaked in sun. I was impressed of the water pounds; I have never seen.....  more »
  • We were able to walk the ground when we were there but it has closed for the winter since we got there in November. They were in the process of setting up for the Christmas markets which I sure would....  more
    We were able to walk the ground when we were there but it has closed for the winter since we got there in November. They were in the process of setting up for the Christmas markets which I sure would....  more »
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  • Lots to do and see at this estate so make sure you give yourself enough time. A great combination of trails and museum attractions. If you want to see the trick fountains and you have a Salzburg Card, you'll need to still register to get tickets (at no charge).
  • This was a nice stop on the Sound of Music Tour. The gazebo from the movie has been moved here so that it is easily accessible to fans of the movie. The original location is now a hotel. You could spend an afternoon looking around and enjoying the history. The gazebo is so much smaller than the one depicted in the movie

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