Hellbrunn palace and trick fountains, Salzburg

Located on the outskirts of Salzburg is the 400 year old Hellbrunn palace and trick fountains. Built between 1612 and 1615 by prince-archbishop Markus Sittikus, the building was designed as a summer residence serving one specific purpose: to provide amusement, distraction and entertainment. From the outset, water was the dominant design element with Markus Sittikus harnessing the water for his trick fountains. The trick fountains comprise mystical grottos, water-driven mechanical figures and mischievous jets of water spurting out unexpectedly, often catching visitors off guard. The gardens, grounds and palace itself are a testament to the vision—and wealth—of the prince-archbishop of the time.

Address: Fürstenweg 37, Salzburg | Web: salzburg.info

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Our Rating

8 Architecture

9 Trick Fountains

8 Gardens

7 Museum and gallery

7 Contribution to Better Living