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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  • What a delightful place to visit! We easily spent a couple of hours here. Go on a sunny day as you will want to spend time in the gardens. It’s a place our grandchildren would have got a kick out of.....  more
    What a delightful place to visit! We easily spent a couple of hours here. Go on a sunny day as you will want to spend time in the gardens. It’s a place our grandchildren would have got a kick out of.....  more »
  • Hellbrunn is a fun place to visit if you have the time. It's a bit out of the city but easy to get to by bus (#25 from the train station). The ticket to the garden with the trick fountains is time... 
    Hellbrunn is a fun place to visit if you have the time. It's a bit out of the city but easy to get to by bus (#25 from the train station). The ticket to the garden with the trick fountains is time...  more »
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  • Schloss Hellbrunn is one of the lesser visited place in Salzburg but it's a hidden gem. There are plenty of attractions which will make the children to enjoy to a greater extent. The statues are so good and it's very well maintained. The exhibits are wonderful and taken care with great effort.
  • One of my favorite places. We spent the entire day there. Visited the Schloss, the Water Trick Fountains and the Zoo plus the Folk Museum. Even the outdoor cafe was good. A wonderful place to take the family and combine fun with history

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