Hellbrunn Castle (Schloss Hellbrun)
Fun fountains and Baroque style are the attraction at Hellbrunn Castle, or Schloss Hellbrun, on Salzburg’s doorstep.
The palace was built in 1619 as a summer residence for Salzburg’s Archbishop, and the gardens are filled with ingenious landscaping, featuring trick waterworks. Visit on a warm day when you don’t mind getting wet!
Highlights of the water park include the outdoor dining table with jets of water shooting from diners’ seats, a water-operated theater, Gothic grottoes, splendid statues and colonnaded promenades.
You can take a tour of the trick fountains with a guide or a stroll through the palace with an audio-guide.
Hellbrunn Castle is 4.5 kilometers (3 miles) south of central Salzburg, following the course of the River Salzach.
You can get here by scenic boat trip, a 20 minute bike ride or by bus.
Tours & Tickets
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Visit Kehlsteinhaus, better known as Hitler's retreat, the Eagles Nest, on this half-day trip to Bavaria. Journey through spectacular scenery along the ... Read more
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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Duration: 6 hours (approx.)
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Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
Grand Salzburg City Tour including Hellbrunn Palace and the 24-hour Salzburg Card allows you to visit wonderful sights including Mirabell Palace, Mozarteum ... Read more
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)