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Schloss Hellbrunn Tips (57)

The Hellbrunner trick fountains

The Salzburger archbishop Markus Sittikus von Hohenems had this lovely castle built in 1612 as a summer residence just outside Salzburg.
It lies at the foot of Hellbrunn mountain. As there was a lot of water present and as the archbishop loved to play a joke on his guests, he commissioned the creation of this magnificent garden with trick fountains.

The "Steintheater" (Stone Theater) was created in the natural quarry in the gardens. It’s the oldest open-air stage in Europe.

The water gardens can be visited during a guided tour.

Everywhere in the gardens are hidden waterly features, either big or small.
There are ‘caves’, fountains, mechanical scenes, … all only operated by water. Every figure that turns, moves, tsjilps, … is only operated by the force of water.
An impressive feature is the huge stone table at the stone theatre. The archbishop used to sit at the head of the table. In those days it was forbidden to stand up as long as he was seated. The guests were seated alongside the table. Their seats were a bit different from the archbishops seat … they all had a hole it them with a little tube. At a given time during the course of the evening, the bishop made someone turn the handle, making water gush up from under the guests. As it was not allowed to get up … you can imagine what they looked like afterwards.
Another huge realization is the mechanical theatre. It depicts a scene with 200 figures from the time of construction, with people dancing and working. By turning the water on everything starts to move and music starts to play … all by the force of water, no electricity used. Hard to imagine it was built in 1750.

More info can be found on this website.

Opening hours (2015)
Trick fountains, palace, folklore museum.
April, October, until November 2: 9 am-4:30*pm
May, June, September: 9 am-5:30*pm
July, August: 9 am-6*pm
July, August: evening tours: 7 pm, 8 pm, 9 pm
*beginning of last tour (guided tours every half an hour)
duration of tour: trick fountains approx.40 min., palace approx. 30 min.

Admission fees (2015)
Guided tour of the trick fountains, palace with audio guide, folklore museum.
Adults € 10.50
Children and pupils (4-18 years) € 5.00
Students € 7.00
Groups of 20 adults or more € 8.50 per person
Families (2 adults and 1 child) € 25.00, every additional child € 2.00
One time free admission with the Salzburg Card!
Admission to park and orangery free.

Combined ticket 2015: Zoo Salzburg, trick fountains, Hellbrunn palace, folklore museum
Adults € 19.50
Children (4-14 years ) € 9.00
Family card (2 adults, 1 child) € 47.00
every additional child € 6.00
groups (adults) € 17.00
groups (children) € 8,70

If you have the Salzburgerlandkarte, all of these attractions are included when you use this card as a 24-hour Salzburg Card.

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jojes
Jun 22, 2015

Hellbrunn Gardens

Hellbrunn Palace gardens are surrounded by a large yellow-ish wall all around with several entrance gates. There is about 60 hectares of grounds around the castle.

The gardens at the grounds of Hellbrunn Palace are well worth a visit.
The are well-maintained and full of water and bright coloured plants.
There are several ponds with huge fish in it.
In one part of the gardens is a very nice playground for the kids to enjoy ... and parents as well.
And of course the huge fields are very inviting for a relaxing football (soccer :-) ) match or a nice family picknick.

In the park there's not only the palace itself and the trick fountains, but also the 'Monatsschlössl'. It was built - as the name says - in one month time. Nowadays the Carolina Augusteum Museum of Salzburg houses it's ethnographical section here.

There is no entrance fee if you only visit the gardens.

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jojes
Jun 22, 2015

A Damn Good Soaking

Hellbrun Palace was built as a summer residence by prince-bishop Marcus Sitticus. The purpose of our visit was to see the palace’s main attractions, chiefly the surprise fountains in the garden. The bishop had the idea of having them built following a stay in Rome; unfortunately for his visitors he took the surprise to extreme. Unexpectedly, water would suddenly gush out from the stone seats and soak his guests sitting at the table in the Roman theatre – except for the bishop himself, who was greatly amused at the joke. Take care, the guides on my visit shared the bishop’s sense of humour; watch out too for surprises in the various grottos.

April, October, November: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
May, June, September: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
July and August: 9:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Adults: 10.50 EUR
Children (4 - 18): 5.00 EUR

email info@hellbrunn.at

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grayfo
Feb 04, 2013

Schloss Hellbrunn in Salzburg

Schloss Hellbrunn in Salzburg
& the trick-fountains of the prince-bishopHellbrunn is a nice palace in the south of Salzburg and mainly it is well known for its trick-fountains dating back to the year 1650.
Fuerstentisch (table of the prince-bishop) and the Roemisches Theatre (roman theatre) is the first attraction of Wasserspiele Hellbrunn that you will see during the guided tour. This table has some fountains built into each and every chair, except the one for the princebishop of course and back in the old times, while everbody was dining the fountains would start to flow all of a sudden. It certainly was a lot of fun in the old times and it also is still today, when the tour-guide will ask for voluteers...
Muschel-Grotte / Grotto of the sea-shells is another attraction of the guided tour through Wasserspiele Hellbrunn. That Grotto was built in the basement of the Schloss Hellbrunn, and when leaving that bGrotto again, you better watch the tourguide, so you will catch the right moment, when he turns on the water, flowing out of places that you would never expect...
b.t.w. Inside the museum of Hellbrunn you will see how some of the sculptures are moving their tongue etc. just by water-power and even today without electricity, that was quite fascinating to see.
Mechanisches Theater it dates back to the year 1750 and was built by Lorenz Rosenegger instead of another water-grotto. It is without doubt one of the most precious and special exhibits in Hellbrunn: Music is playing by water-power and all of these more than 200 small hand-carved persons and animals in that scenery are moving around, a great work of art and craftmen-ship, considdering that it dates back so many centuries.
The Festsaal / the large hall for festivities of the palace
Dont miss to take a look inside the palace of Hellbrunn, its really worth it : Markus Sittikus von Hohenems was educated in Italy, so this might be the reason, why many of the frescos inside of the Lustschloss Hellbrunn might remind you a lot of the ones you might have seen in Italy. This is the Festsaal, the large hall for various festivities, dancing, music performances etc.
Enlarge my photographs and you will see great frescos pretending colums and a view into distant halls, but in fact it is all completely flat and just an illusion !

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Aug 12, 2012
 
 
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Schloss Hellbrunn


Schloss Hellbrunn was built early in the 17th century by Santino Solari as the prince-archbishops pleasure palace. The castle has some really fascinating rooms, including an octagonal music room and a banquet hall with a trompe-l'oeil ceiling. When visiting the gardens, you will not believe the the realm of fantasy that the grand Salzburg archbishops indulged in. Really makes you think.... hmm. The Monatsschlösschen, the old hunting lodge, contains an excellent folklore museum. The palace deer park now includes a zoo featuring free-flying vultures and Alpine animals that largely roam unhindered. Quite a thing to visit

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mvtouring
Apr 04, 2011

Schloss Hellbrunn A baroque fun park

The Schloss Hellbrunn or Hellbrunn Palace is one of the most sought out sights or attractions in Salzburg today. It was the built from a concept by Prince Archbishop Markus Sittikus in three short years spanning 1613-1615. It was the work ofItalian architect Santino Solari. It boasts all of the fine features expected of a palace at the time, but has one very unusual exception that sets it apart and it is this exception that brings the crowds to visit Hellbrunn in their droves today.
The gardens at Schloss Hellbrunn conceal a mass of fountains which can turn on at any time and completely saturate all who are anywhere near them. One fountain is set around an outdoor dining table and spurts up between all the guest's chairs giving them a thorough drenching whilst the host sits high and dry at the head of the table. Not my idea of fun when dressed up for an elegant dinner party, but as a fun place to go on a hot summer's day, the gardens are exceptional and so much fun.

Opening hours 2011:
Trick fountains, palace, folklore museum.
April, October, November 1: 9 am-4:30*pm
May, June, September: 9 am-5:30*pm
July, August: 9 am-6*pm
July, August: evening tours trick fountains: 7 pm, 8 pm, 9 pm
*beginning of last tour, guided tours every half an hour,
duration of tour: trick fountains 30-40 min., palace 20 min.

Admission fees 2011:
Guided tour of the trick fountains, palace with audio guide, folklore museum.
Adults € 9.50
Children and pupils (4-18 years) € 4.50
Students € 6.50
Groups of 20 adults or more € 7.50
Families (2 adults and 2 children) € 24.00
One time free admission with the Salzburg Card!
Admission to park and orangery free.

Combined ticket: Zoo Salzburg, trick fountains, Hellbrunn palace, folklore museum
Adults € 17.00
Children (4-14 years ) € 7.90
Families (2 adults and 2 children) € 46.00
Groups (adults) € 15.00
One time free admission with the Salzburg Card!

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Maryimelda
Mar 30, 2011

Schloss Hellbrun

I could not believe it. Another place where I had to climb more stairs than what is good for me. By now I have had all the excercise I can get for a whole year, is this going to stop. A lovely excursion though, thourougly enjoyed it.

Riaiff
Jan 02, 2011

Hellbrunn Castle

According to legend it was constructed in only one month - thus the name: the Month Palace.

Even today the still fascinating, full of surprises, trick fountains, allows you to relive the wonderful times of the famous Salzburg Prince Archbishop.
As in the old days the world-famous Hellbrunn trick fountains perform their special magic. The only original water-machine still preserved in Europe invites you into a world of mythology and illusion. One approaches the grotto on a path, from which water jets squirt from both sides, they so form an archway, so that the visitors can walk right through. When leaving the grotto the guide turns on these water jets and the visitors jump fast, still dry, beneath the archway. But not without getting wet by further splashes which change their direction in unexpected ways, of course just then, when the visitors think that they are safe from a further wetting.

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Hellbrunn Castle

According to legend it was constructed in only one month - thus the name: the Month Palace.

Even today the still fascinating, full of surprises, trick fountains, allows you to relive the wonderful times of the famous Salzburg Prince Archbishop.
As in the old days the world-famous Hellbrunn trick fountains perform their special magic. The only original water-machine still preserved in Europe invites you into a world of mythology and illusion. One approaches the grotto on a path, from which water jets squirt from both sides, they so form an archway, so that the visitors can walk right through. When leaving the grotto the guide turns on these water jets and the visitors jump fast, still dry, beneath the archway. But not without getting wet by further splashes which change their direction in unexpected ways, of course just then, when the visitors think that they are safe from a further wetting.

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gigina
Aug 31, 2008

Trick Fountains

In 1976, we took a City Tour to Hellbrun Castle and saw the trick fountains

My grandmother wrote to my mother,

This afternoon we went on a city tour including Hellbrunn Castle with all the fun showers of water that the guide turns on - we wore raincoats - it wasn't very wet tho

* Fountains - trick with a guide
* Palace with an audio-guide
* Tour of the Museum of Ethnic Studies

ADMISSION PRICES 2008 (incl. 10% VAT):
Adults 8,50 €
Students (19-26 years) 6,00 €
Children/Pupils (4-18 years) 3,80 €
Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) 21,50 €
OPENING TIMES DAILY:
March, April, October* 9am - 4.30pm**
May, June, September 9am - 5.30pm**
July, August 9am - 10pm**

* Season opens on March 20th. Open Until November 2th.
** Start of the last tour

Exclusive tours on request

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DEBBBEDB
Jun 13, 2008

Heilbrunn Palace and Gardens

This attractive house and gardens is well worth seeing, but only open in the Summer months. Choose a sunny day to visit, or the trick water gardens will not seem so attractive or fun! Easy to get to on local bus No 5, which goes close the entrance, and takes about 15-20 mins from Salzburg centre, by the main bridge over the river. If you have the Salzburg visitor card, then the bus travel and entrance fee are free, and you do not need to purchase a ticket at Palace entrance. Tours are guided only, and you simply wait for sufficient number in a group for the tour to start. Take a waterproof coat to wear when touring the gardens, or expect to get wet!

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FrostyJW
Nov 01, 2007

Hellbrunn area

Hellbrunn is a traditional tourist attraction at the gates of Salzburg.
You can spend a nice day visiting the palace and its park . But...pay attention to the tricky fountains! Do not sit at the Royal Table in the Roman Theatre if you do not want to get wet from the begining!:)

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Sep 18, 2007

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