The Castle Hellbrunn
This former hunting and summer residence was built from 1613 to 1615, by prince-archbishop Marcus Sitticus, in Manierism style. He commissioned the Italian architect, Santino Solari, who had also been selected to rebuild Salzburg Cathedral. The trompe-l'œil virtuosity in the Music Room and Octagon, as well as garden fountains will surprise you more than you think (beware of the spray!). From caves to fountains, you then gain access to the Mechanical Theatre, where 113 figures come to life thanks to water power. There are zoological gardens with vast enclosures nearby.