Our privately owned Hotel zur Post, as well as the Villa Ceconi, weigh in the bourgeois ambience of the city of Salzburg. The paths to the historical centre, the Salzburg Festival or the search for traces of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart are certainly not far from our houses.
A trip to the fountains in castle Hellbrunn is simply part of a visit to the city of Salzburg. We, from the Hotel zur Post, recommend this excursion, this unique walk through the pleasance Hellbrunn as a very special highlight during a stay in our Salzburg. It will certainly be an unforgettable and at the same time amusing experience.
It is a journey back in time, when one enjoyed small things and pleasure was still artistically evaluated. The trick fountains in the castle Hellbrunn are the only ones of their kind and their baroque nature and their mechanics already write a 400-year history. Rarely have miracles like these survived to this day.
At the end of the 16th century and the beginning of the 17th century, several gardens in Italy, Germany and England decorated fountains, water games and water dispensers. But only the work of the Archbishop of Salzburg, Markus Sittikus, remained completely preserved to posterity in its graceful beauty and early Baroque elements.
For over 400 years, the trick fountains in castle Hellbrunn have seduced visitors to play with water. It is a miracle, which amazes again and again until today and impresses in partly amusing way amazingly and entertainingly.
The unexpected awaits you, this is how the moated castle describes its water features. Every game, every grotto, every ensemble and every water machine is a masterpiece that loves detail. The five water machines have been put together in a playful way to ensembles of Greek mythology and the life of craftsmen. Potters, grinders and millers are represented as well as the gods Apollo, Perseus and Andromeda. With a critical eye one lingers before their game, one can hardly recognize the engine and the water and yet the worlds live, each for itself, each unique and that for 400 years.
The 200 figures of the Water Theatre, however, are the crowning glory of the show, and they unashamedly illustrate the baroque life of a city. Be curious to see what previously unseen surprises the water games have in store for you at the end of your tour.
Further Information: www.hellbrunn.at