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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

#777 Day Three - Hellbrunn Palace

On October 8 we began our sightseeing at Hellbrunn Palace. It is quite a unique place built by Marcus Sittikus. Go to the link above and then use the link that will take you to a detailed account of his life. He, apparently, had a great sense of humor and love of life.

The photos will be grouped according to the subject matter.

Palace grounds:

The Museum:


Water Sculptures. Apparently, Herr Sittikus had an unusual sense of humor.  He also was intrigued with the use of water as a means of energy to move his sculptures and provide many surprises for his guests. Visitors are advised that to be invited to sit at the outdoor table might require a change of clothes.  One should also be careful around the deer heads at the corners of some of the buildings.

It is said that sticking one's tongue out and touching your nose has a nasty connotation in the region. It is akin to "giving the bird" at someone here.

The following photos are of the mechanical theater along a path. The depict the daily life of  There are also some water "perils" along the way. Some of these sculptures are a bit risque, so view them at your own "risk".

This should do it for today. The next posting will show the catacombs and cemetary located in the shadow of Fortress Hohensalzburg. Part of the film, The Sound of Music was filmed here.


1 comment:

Sandee said...

I would love to walk the grounds of this palace/museum. It's beautiful.

Have a terrific day. :)