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Hellbrunn Castle (Schloss Hellbrun)

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Address: Fuerstenweg 37 | Hellbrun, Salzburg 5020, Austria
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Very nice and fun

This castle is a very nice but small. The gardens are beautiful. We had great fun at the fountains and got squirted with water. Unfortunately the castle building is not very pram... read more

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Zug
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This castle is a very nice but small. The gardens are beautiful. We had great fun at the fountains and got squirted with water. Unfortunately the castle building is not very pram- or wheel-chair friendly

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I have visited Schloss Hellebrun twice. It just gets better and better as an experience. The gardens and buildings are now immaculate. Most such gardens from the period were destroyed in the C 18 and C19 because they are complex and expensive to maintain, while the fittings of copper, brass and lead were very valuable and easily sold. Not to... More 

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Gatineau, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Follow a guided tour and learn about this special castle whose only utility was to entertain... and refresh its guests. Very amusing for groups and families.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazing property, 200 years as a museum, and 400 year old still functioning hydraulics operating fountains, automatons, and a small museum make for a great day out from Salzburg. Bus 25 takes you to the Hellbrun Palace, created as an amusement park for 1600s nobility and wealthy inhabitants of Salzburg by the Prince Bishop who was a guy with a... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful tour guide through the gardens/fountain. It was a wonderfully sunny day. Our group included a large group of students and our guide really made it fun. She was considerate of both the students and those of us who didn't want to get wet as well. Amazing mechanical engineering in the gardens! This was probably our favorite... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been to many castles but this was unique. Of course the Sound of Music Pavillion is here but outside in the gardens are the trick fountains. Watch out you never know where you will get soaked and you will! Go on a warm sunny day! You will likely get wet! Beautiful ground - beautiful palace

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Kids and youngsters would love this place. We were extremely amused by the Trick Fountains. One can avoid the place, but definitely must visit the fountains.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hellbrunn has a very interesting and quirky history. Located a short drive from Salzburg this palace is situated on beautiful park like grounds. There are numerous water features and the palace itself is small but well worth visiting as the history is unique. Take the time to have a look, you will need about 2 to 3 hours.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited in the afternoon on a Friday - was shockingly empty. Take the tour of the Trick Water Gardens, but be prepared to get wet. Definitely have an ice cream on a hot day.

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The audio tour is great and you get a whole lot of fun for the entrance fee plus a self guided audio tour of the castle itself. The fountain tour will take around 50 minutes and is best on a warm sunny day as you will most likely get wet! The grounds are huge so allow plenty of time to... More 

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