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Hellbrunn Palace & Trick Fountains

Hellbrunn Palace & Trick Fountains

Fürstenweg 37
5020 Salzburg
+43662 820372-0
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A pleasure palace for the Salzburg prince-archbishops

Markus Sittikus, prince-archbishop of Salzburg at that time, planned an oasis of pleasure and distraction unlike anything ever seen before. This summer residence sprang up in record-setting time between 1612 and 1615. Its architect, Santino Solari, whose commissions also included Salzburg Cathedral, ended up creating one of the most magnificent Late Renaissance buildings north of the Alps. As you visit the permanent exhibition located there, you will be able to stroll through its rooms and learn more about Hellbrunn’s colorful history.

The fountains - a spectacle quite beyond compare

The idyllic location in the south of Salzburg was ideal in many regards: Hellbrunn Mountain is a naturally abundant source of water, which inevitably became a central design feature of the palace grounds. The centerpiece is provided by Mannerist trick fountains that are absolutely unique. From a mechanical theater to water-spewing stags, to a crown dancing atop a spout of water - the many-and-varied hydraulic attractions never fail to captivate visitors with their originality and astonishing effects.


The fountains once used by Markus Sittikus to entertain his guests can still be visited today, every bit as fun now as they were back then. Mysterious grottos, water-powered figures and hidden water jets waiting to surprise unsuspecting visitors promise splashingly good times for big and small. Especially on hot summer days, the Hellbrunn fountains are a welcome source of refreshment! A special tip for romantics: Guided evening tours in July and August treat you to a magical mix of water, light and music.

Roaming through the palace grounds

The spacious parks and gardens of Hellbrunn Palace are partially landscaped, partially natural biotope. They are a marvelous place to unwind, take a walk and enjoy a bit of outdoor sport. Children will immediately be drawn to the big adventure playground. And in winter, too, Hellbrunn is always well worth a visit: During the run-up to Christmas, the palace courtyard and the old driveway are transformed into a festive Advent market.


Attractiv permanent exhibition in the rooms of the palace: “GrandDelight - The unexpected world of Markus Sittikus”

Opening hours 2017:
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*, additional evening tours: 7 pm, 8 pm, 9 pm
*beginning of last tour, Guided Tours every half an hour

July, August: additional evening tours - trick fountains: 7 pm, 8 pm, 9 pm
Duration of tour: trick fountains approx. 40 min., palace approx. 40 min.
Handicapped persons: trick fountains are wheelchair accessible
Dogs allowed in the trick fountains, not allowed in the palace

Admission fees 2017:
Guided tour of the trick fountains, palace with audio guide, folklore museum
Adults € 12.50
Children and pupils (4-18 years) € 5.50
Students (19-26 years) € 8.00
Groups of 20 adults or more € 10.50
Families (2 adults and 1 child) € 26.50 - every additional child € 2.50
SalzburgCard: one time free admission
Free admission to park and orangery

Combined ticket: Salzburg Zoo, trick fountains, Hellbrunn palace, folklore museum
Adults € 22.50
Children, youths (4-18 years ) € 10.10
Families (2 adults, 1 child) € 50,00 - every additional child € 7.00
Groups of 15 adults or more € 20.00
Groups of 15 children, youths (4-18 years) or more € 9.70

(as of Nov. 2016)

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