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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  • Easy to get to via bus. Not packed, which was nice. First went to trick fountains - good audioguides. Then after that toured palace itself, which was a bit more boring. 
    Easy to get to via bus. Not packed, which was nice. First went to trick fountains - good audioguides. Then after that toured palace itself, which was a bit more boring.  more »
  • This was awesome. Got here early and were the first ones through. Really enjoyed the trick fountains. Extremely well done. Use the audio guides that are very informative. The Palace is also well....  more
    This was awesome. Got here early and were the first ones through. Really enjoyed the trick fountains. Extremely well done. Use the audio guides that are very informative. The Palace is also well....  more »
  • The trick fountains are truly a unique and amazing experience. There is a lot to do and explore on the whole property but the fountains are the main attraction. Easily accessible via the #25 bus. 
    The trick fountains are truly a unique and amazing experience. There is a lot to do and explore on the whole property but the fountains are the main attraction. Easily accessible via the #25 bus.  more »
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  • 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
  • Finally we had a chance to visit this beautiful schloss.entertainment for both kids and adults.my kids really enjoyed it I will bring them back again. It full of surprise be aware. It is advised to do it when the weather is not good..I will recommend this for family entertainment
  • Wonderfully preserved Palace and grounds. Well worth a visit to the water Gardens where you'll be, potentially, squirted at by the fountains! Lovely stories to be told on the tour. You can also get an amazing view of the mountains or city as long as you're willing to walk a good distance up hill. There's also a museum on the way up the highest point but I didn't find the exhibits enjoyable. There is a gate though and free padlocks if you want to leave something permanent behind. Made for an excellent day out! The two cafes on site are also good quality and with excellent service. Be sure to check out the fish in the extensive ponds at the centre of the grounds!
  • A cool attraction for kids and adults alike Buy the saltzburg card! Buying it allows entrenched to this attraction as well. The trick fountains are about 30 minutes go around and is very fun, it's a whole show - be sure to bring headphones with you so you can listen with ease to the vocal guide provided. Also - pay attention to the timed entrence to trick fountains, be there on time The museum in the main house is included in the ticket and is about 15-20 minute strall Also available is the restaurant which is a bit slow when full but does the job Have fun 😀
  • Superb Palace with a lot of surprises. A must visit on your Salzburg trip. It's also included in Salzburg Card. Trick Fountains are the best. The garden is also good and very peaceful.

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