is a baroque castle located in Salzburg, Austria.
Archbishop Marcus Sitticus von
Hohenems commissioned Santino Solari to build a small castle to be used as a summer
Hellbrunn Castle Architecture
Schloss Hellbrunn (1613–1619) is an Italian style palace and it is the earliest
of its kind north of the Alps. Situated at the end of a long avenue, the building is a cube
of classic simplicity, with a bifurcate staircase opening on to a cour d’honneur.
The most remarkable interior
features of the Hellbrunn Palace are the Festsaal (the banqueting
hall), set asymmetrically on the west side, and its projecting octagon, with frescoes by Arsenio
Hellbrunn’s main attraction,
however, is its gardens. The Lustgarten or Pleasure Garden was
laid out north of the castle and furnished with an unusual variety of grottoes, fountains, ponds
and other features including the Roman Theatre, a miniature exedra dominated by a statue of
Here, the famous Stone Table
with seats, supplied with ingenious hydro-mechanism that still works, was erected to entertain the
A later addition was the
Mechanical Theatre made by Lorenz Rosenegger and others, in which various scenes
from court life were performed by automata.
South of the castle the vast
Ziergarten or Flower Garden was laid out; this was altered
around 1730 from an Italian to a French garden. Towards the end of the 18th century an English
garden was added. On the slope of the hill at Hellbrunn the Stone Theatre (around 1617), the first
open-air theatre north of the Alps, was constructed. With its artificial stone stage, it blends
perfectly into the natural surroundings of the castle.
Hellbrunn Castle Visitor info
You can visit Hellbrunn Castle from April to November.
Price of a ticket for an adult is currently 9.50 euro. You can find more information about opening
times and tours on the official website at http://www.hellbrunn.at/en/
Hellbrunn Castle Map&Location
Hellbrunn Castle is located in Salzburg, Austria. (Adress: Fürstenweg 37, 5020
Salzburg, Austria). This map will help you with directions to Hellbrunn Castle.
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