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"Salzburg excursion tips" Schloss Hellbrunn Tip by rui_bijie

Schloss Hellbrunn, Salzburg: 57 reviews and 129 photos

On the outskirts of the city is one of Salzburg's top attractions, Hellbrunn Castle. Its water gardens (operating only in the summer) are great fun, especially for kids. When Archbishop Markus Sitticus built the place in the 1600s, he had trick fountains mounted in the floors and walls. To satisfy his quirky sense of humor, he occasionally sprayed his guests by activating a secret mechanism.

There are many other things to see and do in the area. We'd suggest the 18th-century mansions Schloss Leopoldskron and Schloss Klessheim (allow at least an hour for each). Within a short drive in any direction are mountains, gardens and beautiful lakes (Traunsee, Wolfgangsee and Attersee are the best known). The view is spectacular from atop the Unersberg (6,115 ft/1,865 m), which is reached by cable car. Health spas and good downhill and cross-country skiing are available nearby. It's also possible to take tours just over the border into Bavaria in Germany.

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  • Written Mar 1, 2004
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