Salzburg (Austria) Photo Diary

By Wednesday, May 20, 2015 , , , , , , ,

‘’Salzburg... is a mountain town with a rushing river running right through the center, everything in the rain various shades of green and brown.’’
Jonathan Carroll


Hellbrunn Palace was built in 1613-19 by Markus Sittikus von Hohenems, Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg, and named for the "clear spring" that supplied it. Hellbrunn was only meant for use as a day residence in summer, as the Archbishop usually returned to Salzburg in the evening, therefore, there is no bedroom in Hellbrunn.

The schloss is also famous for its jeux d'eau ("watergames") in the grounds, which are a popular tourist attraction in the summer months. These games were conceived by Markus Sittikus, a man with a keen sense of humour, 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.

Trick Fountains
Another one
Other features are a mechanical, water-operated and music-playing theatre built in 1750 including some 200 automata 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.






Fountains




Beautiful Gardens
Palace Museum
Hohensalzburg Castle sits atop the Festungsberg, a small hill in the Austrian city of Salzburg. Erected at the behest of the Prince-Archbishops of Salzburg it is one of the largest medieval castles in Europe. Hohensalzburg Castle is situated at an altitude of 506 m.
Hohensalzburg Castle
Views from Hohensalzburg Castle are simply breathtaking.

View overlooking Salzach River 





All roads leads to home
Museum inside Hohensalzburg Castle

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