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“go for the surprise water fountains” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hellbrunn Castle (Schloss Hellbrun)

Hellbrunn Castle (Schloss Hellbrun)
Furstenweg, 37 | Hellbrun, Salzburg, Austria
0662-820-372
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“go for the surprise water fountains”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Just a couple of miles outside Salzburg old town, is the palace, grounds and the main attraction, the garden containing dozens of fountains that the Archbishop who ruled here used to entertain and surprise his guests. The fountains can only be seen on a 35 minute guided tour and expect to get wet at least partially since water spits out of the most unexpected places on unsuspecting people. The elaborate marketplace scene with moving figures is amazing. The grotto is cool and the statuary is nice too but the main attraction is the surprise jets of water that the guide unleashes while doing his commentary. The only downside was our tour was in German and English and although 90% of the people were interested in the latter, the guide was more comfortable with the German commentary and we got a very abbreviated version in hard to understand English. If you use the Hop on Hop Off yellow bus service, it is easy to get to and back.

Visited July 2013
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“We loved it.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We rented bikes from the Old city and rode all the way to Hellbrun Castle were we had a beautiful picnic and later we got wet at the different playgrounds they had.

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“Nice castle but not big”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

This castle is not at all big and has may be 5 or 6 rooms in total. This was a summer residence. This palace was good for the fact that it is next to the trick fountains. Check my trick fountains review for more about it.

There are different language audio guides available at the entrance and the total tour time including trick fountains would be 1 hour.

It is 6km from the city and in a pleasant place

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“A great day out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

This is a must see for all visitors to Salzburg. The 'trick fountains' are great fun.The gardens and lakes are so beautiful.

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“Fantastic Funpark”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

I've been here twice - once by myself and once with my wife, and I really enjoyed it both times. Amazing mechanical machinery that runs the surprising water fountains. Nearly impossible not to get wet, but well worth it. It's set outside of Salzburg in a park setting with hiking trails.

Visited June 2013
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