Hellbrunn CastleCurrently Closed
- Address: Fürstenweg 37, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:30 pm Details
- Phone: +43-6628203720
- Ticket Price: 13 EUR
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Castle, Historical Site, Palace, Family And Kids, Architecture
Called the ‘Lustschloss’, or ‘Pleasure Palace’, of Hellbrun and complete with a water park, the Hellbrunn Castle is both fascinating and entertaining, making it quite an experience for everyone who visits. Built at the command of the famous Prince-Archbishop Markus Sittikus von Hohenems, visitors can tour the fine-looking castle and then spend the rest of the day by the Wasserspiele. A trip here promises both historical learning as well as a fun little twist by the gardens.
The famous architect SantinoSolari was commissioned to build the castle, which was meant to be a summer residence for the Archbishop. It was built in a relatively short time in the beautiful style of Italian Architecture. Since it was just a summer house, it holds no bedrooms and a tour around the castle is shorter than average though interesting none the less. The central theme of the castle is water, and this extends to the gardens as well. The area is well hydrated by a clear spring located nearby and this enabled the construction of the castles most famous feature, the water-park or ‘Wasserspiele’. The Archbishop had a funny bone had liked playing pranks on his guests, which led to the idea of the water park. Secret water fountains spring out at visitors and a series of other water based attractions are present by the garden. Objects are pushed off the ground by jets of water as the songs of mechanical birds fill the air. A stone dining table which soaks those seated is a popular attraction as well as a water operated musical theater. At each game exists a dry spot where the sneaky Archbishop would stand or sit and today, it is occupied by the tour guide.
The castle has magnificent ballrooms and a lovely garden, full of fish laden ponds and striking, mythological statues. A naturally formed stone quarry was turned into a stage, creating a ‘Stone Theater’, the oldest open air stage in Europe. Currently, there is also a museum which houses curio related to folklore, with objects of popular customs and piety, as well as traditional costumes.
The palace was primarily used as the site of luxurious celebrations and cultural festivities and today, the palace is still a popular venue for international events and seminars. The castle is still used for the purpose it was built for almost 400 years ago, which is no little feat in this ever changing day and age. Hellbrunn Castle is a must see for one and all, whether you seek a little history, an amusing day at the water park or some tranquility in the garden.
- The tour of the castle is a package, with the museum, water games and other features.
- Be careful with your camera as the fountains in the garden are hidden.
- The tour is offered in multiple languages.
- Ticket price consists of Palace audioguide, guided tour of trick fountains and visit to folkmuseum.
- Adults: 12.50 Euros
- Students (19-26): 8 Euros
- Children, pupils (4–18 years): 5.50 Euros
- Familycard (2 adults+1 child): 26 Euros
- Groups (20+): 10.50 Euros
- Trick fountains, palace, folklore museum.
- July, August: evening tours: 7 pm, 8 pm, 9 pm.
- Beginning of last tour (guided tours every half an hour).
- Castle is open from April1–November 1.
- Bus 270 at Salzburg Alpenstrabe/Abzw Hellbrunn bus station.
- Rent or hire a car/taxi.
- St. Peters Stiftskeller
- Restaurant K & K
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57.87% of people who visit Salzburg include Hellbrunn Castle in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
33% of people start their Hellbrunn Castle visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Hellbrunn Castle
81.08% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Hellbrunn Castle
Splendid palace in a beautiful setting. The architecture of the palace and its surrounding structures is striking, especially with the bright yellow color. The interior is also lovely, and provides great information about the history of the palace. All of it is very well-maintained. The palace gardens and expansive park are beautiful to walk in. The trick fountains are also very nicely designed. Schloss Hellbrunn is a substantial distance from the center of Salzburg, but I definitely recommend a visit. Making things easier is a bus stop right outside the main entrance.
It was great. Our guide Nuša was perfect, she has feeling for kids, older, younger... That was a trip for soul and eye. We also went to the castle and museum. Both are interesting (included in ticket). Park around is romantic, clean ... Clean toilet, small souvenir shop, small kind of a fitness. It's a trip for everybody.
Lovely palace with very big garden and exterior. If you buy a ticket for the museum, you also get to see the water games and the folk museum, so it's a great deal. The Schloss has really lovely room and architecture, and you also get a free guide in multiple languages. The water games are something special, and you have a guide explaining everything in German and English. It's really interesting and beautiful, great especially in the summer! And all the exterior as well were lovely. Totally worth it to spend a nice day
Great place to visit. The parks and grounds are beautifully maintained and the Palace is amazing inside. The exhibits are very well pit together. Dont miss out on the Water Tricks tour. Absolutely amazing.
Just an amazing place. Very Royal palace with beautiful garden. The garden is really well maintained. You can find benches under beautiful trees ..where you can read or have a nice nap. There are also good fountains and also wide Flora range!