Not just a palace – a pleasure palace

Hunting lodges are there for hunting, residences to live in and to govern from – but what is actually a pleasure palace? Quite simply: a place for celebration, for pleasure and recuperation – a representative holiday domicile with a park and trick fountains. Pleasure palaces were highly fashionable around 1615. Little has changed at Hellbrunn in over 400 years. Except that in earlier times pleasure was reserved for archbishops such as Markus Sittikus. Everyone can stroll through the park nowadays, take pleasure in the trick fountains and celebrate in the palace.


Markus Sittikus

The passion of Markus Sittikus

Imagine a man who is simultaneously a prince and an archbishop; a man of power with a wealth of gold and salt. His name: Markus Sittikus. His vision: to create such a place that had never previously existed. The power of Markus Sittikus reached far beyond Salzburg. He ruled a region from Carinthia in the south to Regensburg in the north. But why did he have Hellbrunn built in only three years? Well, it was simply his love of life. You can still feel this passion today: Hellbrunn is more than a summer palace with a park and the unique trick fountains – Hellbrunn is a love of lifestyle. Markus Sittikus of Hohenems, 1612-1619, Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg, commissioned the Italian architect Santino Solari to build the Hellbrunn Pleasure Palace.

More about Markus Sittikus: [PDF]

Festive celebrations

Feel like the lord of the manor!

Celebrate your festivity at the palace that was especially created for it. Whether a wedding banquet or incentive, whether a chamber concert or a summer’s night festivity – you will find the appropriate setting for all occasions at Hellbrunn. Moreover, you can enjoy the inexplicable feeling of celebrating your festivity like a mannerist prince, especially in combination with the trick fountains.

The Orangery

For parties of up to 90 persons. Description and prices: [PDF]

The Palace

For parties of up to 200 persons. Description and prices: [PDF]

The Pheasantry

Description and prices: [PDF]

Celebrate your wedding at Hellbrunn

The most beautiful celebration of all.
Here, where royal festivities were held in the 17th century, is the perfect ambiance for your wedding: The
stunning Palace Chapel is ready to host your church wedding; For a civil ceremony enjoy our beautiful outdoor
locations like the park, the Sound of Music Pavillion, the Orangery or celebrate inside the Palace. Exchange
your vows in a historic location! [PDF]

Would you like to arrange your festivity at Hellbrunn, or acquire more information? Then please click here: […]