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Hellbrunn Palace & Trick Fountains

Hellbrunn Palace & Trick Fountains

Fürstenweg 37
5020 Salzburg
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Schloss Hellbrunn – a pleasure palace
Between 1612 and 1615, Salzburg’s prince-archbishop Markus Sittikus commissioned the building of a summer residence at the foot of Hellbrunn mountain, a location already abundant in naturally flowing waters. Based on Italian models and in a relatively short period of time, an architectural jewel had been created, still reckoned amongst the most magnificent Renaissance buildings north of the Alps.

The pleasure palace in Hellbrunn was designed to serve one specific purpose: provide amusement, distraction and entertainment. Very much in keeping with its motto: Joie de Vivre since 1615!

The palace and trick fountains can be visited from May to October. And during Advent, you will be able to visit the wonderful Advent Magic Christmas market in the palace courtyard.

The trick fountains – pure fun for young and old
From the very outset, water was one of the dominant design elements for the palace. Markus Sittikus also harnessed this water for the trick fountains and entertainment of his guests.

The trick fountains allow you to experience, in virtually unchanged form, what brought so much pleasure for the archbishops almost 400 years ago: mysterious, mystical grottos, water-driven mechanical figures and mischievous jets of water spurting out from every nook and cranny.

The trick fountains are so much fun, precisely because you never know what you will encounter next, nor what direction they will spray you from. Markus Sittikus had the trick fountains built to entertain, astonish, and give his guests a bit of a run-around.

A summer night’s dream – evening tours
A balmy summer evening, the interplay of water, light and color, the moon and stars reflected in the palace ponds of Hellbrunn: What could possibly enchant your senses more, than an evening tour of the trick fountains at Hellbrunn?

In July and August, you can enjoy this spectacle during the daytime and also in the evening. Look forward to a “refreshing” summer night’s dream!

Opening hours 2016:
Trick fountains, palace, folklore museum
Starting March 24, April, October, November 1: 9 am-4:30 pm*
May, June, September: 9 am-5:30 pm*
July, August: 9 am-6 pm*
*beginning of last tour, Guided Tours every half an hour
July, August: additional evening tours: 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

Admission fees 2016:
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 € 21.50
Children, youths (4-18 years ) € 9.60
Families (2 adults, 1 child) € 48.50 - every additional child € 6.50
Groups of 15 adults or more € 19.00
Groups of 15 children, youths (4-18 years) or more € 9.20

(as of Nov. 2015)

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