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Mirabell Palace and Gardens vs Hellbrunn Castle

Both are praised by professionals. On balance, Hellbrunn Castle ranks marginally better than Mirabell Palace and Gardens. Hellbrunn Castle is ranked #4 in Salzburg with praise from 5 sources such as The Telegraph, Fodor's and Frommer's.

Mirabell Palace and Gardens
Mirabell Palace and Gardens
8 / 10
Mirabellplatz 4, Salzburg, Austria
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Concierge Concierge
"Putti-bedecked grand stairway and the Marble Hall (where, as a boy, Mozart performed with his father and sister) are breathtaking."
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Sing a round of "Do-Re-Mi" for luck.
Frommer's Frommer's
"The official residence of the mayor of Salzburg is now in the palace, which is like a smaller rendition of the Tuileries in Paris." Full review
Fodor's Fodor's
"The center of the gardens—one of Europe's most beautiful parks partly designed by Fischer von Erlach as the grand frame for the Mirabell Palace—is dominated by four large groups of statues." Full review
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The Heckentheater (Hedge Theater) is an enchanting natural stage setting that dates from 1700.
Afar Magazine Afar Magazine
"Stroll through the gardens with its charming flower beds, statues of Roman gods, a hedge theater, Pegasus fountain and a garden of marble baroque dwarfs." Full review
The Telegraph The Telegraph
"<span class="m_first-letter">I</span>n terms of photo ops, there’s no finer place to see the fortress hovering above the domes and spires of Salzburg than from the immaculately landscaped gardens of the baroque Mirabell Palace" Full review
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Hellbrunn Castle
Hellbrunn Castle
8 / 10
Furstenweg, 37, Hellbrun, Salzburg, Austria
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Concierge Concierge
"Features some lovely frescoes, but it is the surrounding garden that puts the pleasure (and a little pain) back in the notion of a pleasure palace."
Frommer's Frommer's
"A popular spot for outings from Salzburg, this palace dates from the early 17th century and was built as a hunting lodge and summer residence." Full review
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The palace gardens, one of the oldest baroque formal gardens in all Europe, are known for their trick fountains.
Fodor's Fodor's
"Hellbrunn Park became famous far and wide because of its Wasserspiele, or trick fountains." Full review
Atlas Obscura Atlas Obscura
"Trick water gardens from 1619 featuring a 200 piece mechanical theater powered by water. " Full review
The Telegraph The Telegraph
"The interior of Schloss Hellbrunn is a delight for the senses and well worth a visit, but it's the gardens that visitors flock to see. " Full review
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