May 31, 2010 – Salzburg, Austria
We woke up to a lot of rain on our first day in Salzburg. So we changed our plans and drove to Hellbrunn Castle so we could get a little more wet.
In 1610, Prince and Archbishop Sitticus decided he needed a lavish palace with a vast and ornate garden purely for pleasure. He built Hellbrunn castle and loved to invite VIPs out for fun in his garden that featured trick water fountains.
Today, we visited the castle and toured the museum in the main building, then got really wet in the garden with those infamous trick water fountains. Finally, we walked through the rest of the lovely gardens and spent a little time remembering that scene in the Sound of Music where Julie Andrews sings in the pavillion. That same pavillion which appeared in the movie is right here at Hellbrunn.
Video from our visit: