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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  • Very interesting place to visit , particularly on a nice sunny day! The grounds are beautiful, the fountains fascinating and the house is very interesting too. Very much enjoyed our visit and was... 
    Very interesting place to visit , particularly on a nice sunny day! The grounds are beautiful, the fountains fascinating and the house is very interesting too. Very much enjoyed our visit and was...  more »
  • Took a trip out from the city by local bus. Nice to get a brief country walk as a break from our city-based holiday. Schools was closed but the gardens were delightful 
    Took a trip out from the city by local bus. Nice to get a brief country walk as a break from our city-based holiday. Schools was closed but the gardens were delightful  more »
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  • Wonderful park, very popular. Walking around is very nice, you can refresh at the coffee bar or have a meal at the restaurant. Famous Anif ZOO is a walking distance away.
  • It was a beautiful palace and the trick fountains were so fun. Our two year old stayed entertained the whole time.

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