Schloss Hellbrunn, Salzburg

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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  • The castle and museum itself were rather a let down. The kiosk was over priced. The sound of music pavilion made for a fun photo op but thats it. The main fun comes from the Trick fountains. Tour was ...  more »
  • First place we visited during our stay in Salzburg. We would love to see the place where they filmed the movie Sound of Music. Lovely place to walk & explore. Picturesque sceneries. Would love to come...  more »
  • In the summer the water games necessarily experience a must for all tourists who visit Salzburg, if
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  • It was built for the sole purpose of enjoyment against the "blues". I had an unexpected afternoon and experienced pure enjoyment in one of the first warm days of the year. It is little visited next to the more famous sites in Salzburg but worthwhile taking the time off for idle pleasure
  • A place to spend about 2 hours. Don't miss the trick fountains which is the main and the most interesting attraction in this place of majestic beauty. Use line 25 to travel there from Salzburg. Easy, convenient and best route which hasn't been updated on Google Maps
  • Beautiful !!! The grounds are exquisite and can be viewed by horse and carriage. The Christmas market was small but beautifully presented. Didn't have enough time here to fully explore. One for the future 😊
  • Visited here during the Christmas Market. It’s a smal Market but very quaint and worth the drive. If you love be the Sound of Music 🎵 , the Gazebo is also there too!!
  • Amazing park to walk around, sadly the palace wasn't open when I was there... one week too early!!
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