Wasserspiele

Currently Open [Closes at 09:00 pm]
  • Address: Castle Hellbrunn, Hellbrunn, Fürstenweg 37, Salzburg, Austria
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +43-6628203720
  • Ticket Price: 11 EUR
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Garden, Family And Kids, Fountain

Wasserspiele - Review

The Hellbrunn Palace is one of Salzburg’s most widely loved attractions. Built in 1619 by the Archbishop of the city (who had a penchant for playing pranks), it was named after a clear spring that supplied water to the palace. The main specialty of the palace is the water games that are played on the ground, thus the name ‘wasserspiele’ and this has resulted in Wasserspiele Hellbrunn’s popularity during the summer months. Entering the grounds is free on purchase of the Salzburg Card.

There’s a guided tour of the castle available but the main attraction are the water games played on the grounds. Created on the orders of Archbishop Markus Sittikus, they were meant to be a variety of practical jokes to be played on guests. Spending a day at the wasserspiele will be filled with crumbling grottoes, objects lifted by strong jets of water, mechanical birds and surprise attacks by secret water jets! One notable feature is a group of stone seats around a dining table through which water is sprayed into the guest’s seats! Guests are also sprayed on tours around the area by hidden water fountains. Another treat is a theater, mechanical, musical and water operated, which depicts various professions. At each of these games, is a dry spot where the Archbishop used to stand or sit in and today, that spot is occupied by the tour guide.

The castle is in the midst of a large park and zoo, and the Monatschlossl, a small building upon a hill which today houses a section of the Carolina Augusteum Museum. The garden area is very pretty and well maintained, with ponds full of fish. A great photo opportunity is the original gazebo from the classic ‘Sound of Music’. This site is fun for both children and adults, as the tour is short and the water games are surprising, engaging and fun. Besides the tour and games, one can enjoy a picnic on the grounds and visit the other attractions near-by. Though reaching the castle is a little harder than Salzbergs other attractions, it’s an experience worth the effort.

Wasserspiele Information

  • The Water Games come as part of a tour package of the entire Castle.
  • Warnings: Be careful with your camera as the fountains are hidden.
  • The fountains are not a year round exhibit to double check to make sure you go when they are active.
  • Photo opportunity at the Sound of Music gazebo.

Wasserspiele Ticket Prices

  • 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

Wasserspiele Opening and Closing Hours

  • 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.
  • Duration of tour: 40 minutes

How To reach Wasserspiele by Public Transport

  • Bus 270 at Salzburg Alpenstrabe/Abzw Hellbrunn bus station.
  • Rent or hire a car/taxi.

Restaurants Near Wasserspiele

  • Purzelbaum 
  • Festungsrestaurant 
  • St. Peter Stiftskeller  
  • Restaurant K & K 

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TripHobo Highlights for Wasserspiele

  • Wasserspiele Address: Castle Hellbrunn, Hellbrunn, Fürstenweg 37, Salzburg, Austria
  • Wasserspiele Contact Number: +43-6628203720
  • Wasserspiele Timing: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Wasserspiele Price: 11 EUR
  • Best time to visit Wasserspiele(preferred time): 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Wasserspiele: 01:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Wasserspiele

  • 95% of people who visit Salzburg include Wasserspiele in their plan

  • 38.3% of people start their Wasserspiele visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Wasserspiele

Monday, Thursday and Saturday

93.11% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Wasserspiele

People normally club together Untersberg and Hellbrunn Castle while planning their visit to Wasserspiele.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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  • The "Sound of Music Pavillion" was gifted to the Hellbrunn Palace Park, as a gift to the City of Salzburg. This is one of the most iconic locations from the award-winning movie. It is a must visit spot in the city!

  • One of the most beautiful places in Salzburg City. In combination with Hellbrunn palace almost unbeatable!

  • Nice place to visit before you go to the Zoo. My oppinion is that you dont need to pay to see the Water Tricks, just relax on a sunny bench in front of Hellbruncastle. But this ist just my oppinion. Relax and enjoy the visit.

  • Awesome spring day in Salzburger Zoo. Pay attention to animals, around 16 o'clock there are all around people. Great pleasure!Wonderfull place!

  • The most wonderful zoo with loads of open space for the animals and uncountable playgrounds to keep kids of all ages entertained and moving on

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