Hellbrunn is the ideal destination for a family outing, or anyone really who likes to have fun, as this peculiar palace was built for that sole purpose. The grand structure glows golden in the afternoon sun, but it is the garden that attracts the many visitors who meander down its paths. This is because Hellbrunn could be considered the mother of all water parks. The estate features so-called trick fountains, which were installed for the amusement of illustrious guests. There are some that will sneakily spray you with water, some that are purely decorative, and some that seem to defy simple laws of physics in their modern finesse. Your visit here will never be boring – just watch where you’re standing.
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Hellbrunn‘s Advent – The Magic of Christmas
Nobody does the holidays as well as Austria. Advent starts about a month before Christmas Eve, and immediately the whole country gets in the spirit. Salzburg’s Hellbrunn palace is one of the places where the celebrations surpass even your most wonderful fantasies. The smell of spices and snow is ever-present, you are sipping on a steaming mug of mulled wine, and there is a good chance that traditional Austrian Christmas carols sound faintly. You can walk down the romantic torch-lit path and take in the 350 Christmas trees that are adorned with beautiful ornaments. Hellbrunn will transport you to the winter wonderland you dreamed of as a child. And on a dark December night when the snow starts to fall you could swear, that there isn’t just music, but magic in the air.