Salzburg Photos: Hellbrunn Trick Fountains
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The Trick Fountains of Hellbrunn Castle are one of the top-attractions of
Salzburg, but open only during the summer months. The comprise of an array of
playful fountains, driven my surprisingly sophisticated mechanic engines. Given
that the trick fountains were built around 1600, it is very impressive that the
jokes and trick effects of the so-called "Wasserspiele" ("Water Games") still
work today. Hellbrunn Castle can be accessed conveniently via city busses.
However, if you prefer to walk, you can do so along the
Hellbrunner Allee, a beautiful lane that links the Nonntal Area with the Hellbrunn Castle. On the
way, you will pass Schloss Emsburg. A model of this chateaux was built as one of
the trick fountains at Hellbrunn.
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