Salzburg Hellbrunn CastleCastle Hellbrunn
In 1612, only a few months after ascending the throne, Salzburg's Prince Archbishop Markus Sittikus von Hohenems commissioned a country residence to be built at the foot of the well-watered Hellbrunn Mountain.
A lover of Italian art and culture, Markus Sittikus commissioned the famous Cathedral architect, Santino Solari, to design a "villa suburbana", a summer residence matching the elegance and spaciousness of the magnificent Italian architecture with which he was so obsessed.
Within a relatively short period of time an architectural masterpiece was created just south of the city that remains one of the most magnificent Renaissance buildings north of the Alps:
the Lustschloss ("pleasure palace") of Hellbrunn with its spacious park and its unique Wasserspiele (trick fountains).
Water was the central theme in the palace's design. The numerous sources in Hellbrunn Mountain gave the estate effervescent life.
Hidden in the shade of bushes and trees or jetting out from unexpected hiding places - the world-famous Wasserspiele have been the main attraction at Hellbrunn for almost 400 years.
Hellbrunn only served the archbishops as a residence in exceptional cases.
With its magnificent ballrooms, the enchanting gardens and the unique trick fountains, the palace was primarily used as the site of luxurious celebrations and festivities, spectacular events and cultural highlights.
Tickets - Salzburg Card for 24 hours
The Salzburg Card is the key to satisfying all your sightseeing wishes.
This all-inclusive card entitles you to free access to Salzburg's attractions in 24 hours.
The numerous advantages and discounts, as well as the complementary Salzburg Flyer, ensure that your stay is an enjoyable one.
With pleasure we can reserve for you the Salzburg Card.
Duration: 24 hours
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