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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  • I wouldnt skip this palace even if your visiting other palaces, because this is a different idea...nice tour, not too long and not too short, you wony only see the water but feel it on you... 
    I wouldnt skip this palace even if your visiting other palaces, because this is a different idea...nice tour, not too long and not too short, you wony only see the water but feel it on you...  more »
  • We were with Bobs Tours, an excellent small group tour of sound of music locations. During this tour we only visited the outside of the Schloss Hellbrunn which is a distinct yellow colour and we... 
    We were with Bobs Tours, an excellent small group tour of sound of music locations. During this tour we only visited the outside of the Schloss Hellbrunn which is a distinct yellow colour and we...  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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