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Trick Fountains at Hellbrunn

Fürstenweg 37, Salzburg, 5 5020 Austria

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5.0 out of 5
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33 people visited Trick Fountains at Hellbrunn
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    Apr & Oct: 9a-4:30p, May-Jun & Sep: 9a-5:30p, Jul-Aug: 9a-10p
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    http://www.hellbrunn.at/
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    +43 662 820 3720
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  • Trick Fountains at HellbrunnPro 2014
    Travis Katz
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    5 Jul 31, 2013

    This is one of the funniest historical attractions in the world. Built by the Prince Archbishop of Salzburg in the 1700s, there are trick fountains that surprise guests with dousings and sprays of water from hidden spouts in bushes, chairs and other spots. Bring a change of clothes if you don't like being wet. Great attraction for kids in Salzburg.

    Recommended for:BackpackersFamily TravelersHistory Buffs
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    Wana Ursiripant
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    5 Jul 12, 2013

    There are many Trick fountains in anywhere of the Schloss Hellbrunn Trick Fountains. Have fun here, I loved to visit again!

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    5 May 08, 2013

    Built around 1700, these fountains were meant to play practical jokes on visiting nobility, soaking them at unexpected moments. Assuming you're not wearing your ball gown, getting soaked on a hot summer's day is actually very welcome. Needless to say, this is also a great place to take kids.

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  • Trick Fountains at Hellbrunn
    Manuela Nadin
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    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Watergames at Hellbrun are really very funny. Hellbrun is a baroque villa built around 1600. These games were built around 1700 as a series of practical jokes to be performed on guests. Notable features include stone seats around a stone dining table through which a water conduit sprays water into the seat of the guests when the mechanism is activated, and hidden fountains that surprise and spray guests while they take part on the tour. Other features are a mechanical, water-operated and music-playing theatre built in 1750 showing various professions at work, a grotto and a crown being pushed up and down by a jet of water, symbolising the rise and fall of power. A really funny way to spend a couple of hours but....take some clothes to dress up, after this tour you will be completely wet.

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  • Trick Fountains at Hellbrunn
    Kip Stolberg
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    4 Jul 04, 2012

    It was rainy when we visited so it didn't have the same experience as normal. It still was a lot of fun to see the inventive ways to use water.

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  • Trick Fountains at HellbrunnPro 2014
    Ingrid Katz
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    5 Jul 04, 2012

    fun place not to be missed! Not only for kids. Especially in summer if you do not mind to get wet. The Archbishop, Markus Sittikus, who used the place as a summer day retreat must have been full of humor :) Do not miss the beautiful gardens including the stone theatre.

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    Jake Bell
    5 Aug 17, 2012

    Very nice place to have fun and get wet

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    Craig Kellar
    4 Jul 04, 2012

    Fun, goofy, and pretty darn clever.

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Description:

Experience something different from April to October at Wasserspiele Hellbrunn (Trick Fountains) palace, an all-time favorite find of many tourists traveling through Europe. On a tour, you learn how the builder, an archbishop, was full of shenanigans. The 17th century architecture of the palace, with its layout and cultural context, surpasses the technology of that time. The picturesque grounds comprise several themed grottos, houses, ponds, floating sculptures and various artisan mechanical displays that turn, twist and enact scenes, all powered by water’s kinetic energy. This popular Salzburg attraction includes an array of early Baroque fountains that emerge from unexpected locations with sudden gentle jets of water and plumes of moisture (prepare to get wet). The surprise water play is sure to make you laugh as it delivers some welcome relief from the Alpine summer heat.
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