Experience Schloss Hellbrunn Salzburg and its trick fountains
Hellbrunn Palace Salzburg and its castle park you can visit in all seasons. In summer, a walk through the castle park is fun. If it's really hot, then a visit to the water features will cool you down. If you're not careful, it can even result in a wet surprise. The gargoyles are unpredictable. A visit to the trick fountains at Hellbrunn Palace is therefore all the more enjoyable on summer days.
Hellbrunn Palace in Salzburg has been delighting visitors for over 400 years
Water shoots out of a deer's antlers in fountains. Mythical creatures peek out of niches. The Salzburg Prince Archbishop Markus Sittikus planned Hellbrunn Palace as a place of entertainment and relaxation. To this day, the late Renaissance building with its location in the south of the city of Mozart has lost none of its appeal to visitors.
Even the journey to the castle via Hellbrunner Allee or by boat across the Salzach is an experience. The journey through time continues in the permanent exhibition "SchauLust" in the rooms of the castle. It goes back to the years 1612 to 1615. At that time master builder Santino Solari created the architecture of the castle. The heart of Hellbrunn Palace are the trick fountains with their grottos, spray fountains and figures from ancient mythology.
Prince Archbishop Markus Sittikus wanted to surprise his guests. He is just as successful today as he was over 400 years ago. Nowhere else does a visit to the castle cause as much laughter as a visit to the trick fountains in Hellbrunn. These can be visited with an audio guide or especially for children. At the 21 stations, it is explained in detail how the system came about. The listener learns what practical jokes the prince-archbishop wanted to play. The audio guide also explains which secret places are hidden behind figures and hedges.
Three at once
Anyone who would like to explore Hellbrunn Palace in a private themed tour also has the opportunity to do so. The tour at the blue hour promises special experiences when the sun sinks over the castle in the evening. The technique of the fountains, the mythical world of ancient goddesses and heroes or a look behind the scenes of the castle offer further insights.
At the end of the castle visit, you can relax in the castle park with its beds, meadows and fish ponds. The youngsters can now let off steam to their heart's content on the adventure playground. The art installations of the "SkulpturenPark Hellbrunn" are also worth seeing. The motto "All good things come in threes" applies to Hellbrunn tickets. The price includes a visit to the trick fountains and the castle exhibition, each with an audio guide, as well as a visit to the folklore museum in the nearby monthly castle.
The palace gardens of Hellbrunn Palace in winter
A visit to the park at Hellbrunn Palace is also worthwhile during the Christmas season. Then the castle park invites you to visit the Christmas market. the Christmas market in the castle park is for us the most romantic that Salzburg has to offer.
The castle is open in the summer months. You can find all the information about admission prices and opening hours here:
Phone: +43 662 82 03 72-0
Arrival by plane, train and bus
If you not only want to visit Hellbrunn Palace, but also want to see the city, the City Card Salzburg has proven to be very practical. You can use it on public transport and see numerous sights. The price is already worth it if you want to see two attractions. You also save on the expensive parking fees for the car.
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Do you like to travel by motorhome?
- Do you want to rent a motorhome? Then you will find information and a selection in these booking options. Or would you rather stay in one roof tent on the car? Also the overnight stay in a camping tent is possible.
- Check our packing list for campers to see whether you have packed everything for your motorhome tour.
- The closest to the castle is the campsite at Schloss Aigen, Weberbartlweg 20, 5026 Salzburg, Austria. However, there are other campsites in the Salzburg area. After a day trip you can relax in a Dutch Oven on one portable grill or maybe on that Campfire Prepare your dinner by the lake.
- Why is a folding e-bike useful when camping?
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Text Schloss Hellbrunn Salzburg: (c) Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline and djd
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